In June, the federal government passed legislation formally recognizing September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In recognition, the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) offices will be closed that day. As a Regional District government, the PRRD recognizes the importance of officially honouring September 30, in alignment with our ongoing commitment to advance reconciliation in partnership with First Nations in this area.
September 30 has also come to be known as Orange Shirt Day, which is meant to recognize the terrible history of loss and the lasting impact of Canada’s residential school system. The day honours survivors of residential schools, their families and their communities as a critical part of the reconciliation process.