Carbonear, NL, September 23, 2021 – On September 21, the Town of Carbonear council confirmed it will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, 2021 to honor First Nations, Innuit and Metis survivors and their families and communities. The Government of Canada passed legislation marking September 30 as a day to recognize and commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s’ Call to Action.
“In the spirit of reconciliation and hope, the Town of Carbonear council encourage all residents to recognize residential school survivors and their families on September 30, 2021. I encourage all residents to show their support and learn more about the legacy of residential schools and wear orange in honour of #Everychildmatters on September 30, 2021”, says Mayor Frank Butt.
In recognition of the day the Town office and Operations and Public Works department will be closed. The Carbonear Pool and Recreation facility and programs will remain open. Garbage collection will continue as scheduled.