The Town of Carbonear marks Saturday, September 30, 2023 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In 2021, the Government of Canada passed legislation designating September 30 a federal statutory holiday to recognize the history and legacy of residential schools in Canada and in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action #80.
September 30th provides all Canadians with an opportunity to recognize, remember, reflect, and honor the tragic history and stories of survivors, families and communities.
The Town of Carbonear building at 256 Water Street will be illuminated with orange light, as a symbol of commemoration.
In addition, in observance of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, the Town Office will be closed on Monday, October 2, 2023 and will re-open on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 8:30 a.m.
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