The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) offices are closed on September 30, 2023 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and will be closed on Monday, October 2, 2023 to observe the statutory holiday. Observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation allows PRRD staff and elected officials time to reflect on the lasting impacts of the Canadian Indian residential school system, and time to listen and learn from Indigenous Peoples. The PRRD acknowledges that we are situated on the traditional territory of the Dane-Zaa (Beaver), signatories of Treaty 8 and the Metis BC Region 7, and wishes to advance truth and reconciliation in the region on this day and throughout the year.
“As a Regional District, we understand the importance of this day. On October 5, the Board will continue its journey and meet with Maugwa Clan Energy to further our understanding of First Nations. The Board is committed to constructing significant bonds with our Indigenous neighbours, building on the foundational work completed to date. We are aware of the need to continue to seek understanding through listening to further our relationships, and the aim of this current Board is to maintain and grow our connection through collaboration with our First Nations partners.” – Chair Leonard Hiebert (more…)
May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. First proposed in 2004 and launched the following year globally, #IDAHOBIT is a day to celebrate diversity and condemn the discrimination, violence and stigma members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities continue to experience in our society.
One of the core values at the Peace River Regional District is respect. We believe that consideration should be shown to everyone equally and without discrimination.
For resources on #IDAHOBIT or to get involved, please contact your local Pride Society:
May 5 marks the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People in Canada. Also known as Red Dress Day. First established by artist Jamie Black, this day is to call awareness to the victimization that Indigenous women and gender diverse people continue to face in society.
In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress established April 28 as the National Day of Mourning in Canada to remember and honour those who have died, been injured or suffered illness in the workplace.
Last year in British Columbia, 181 workers died from a workplace injury or disease (WorkSafeBC). Every injury, disease or death serves as a powerful reminder that employers and employees have an important responsibility to ensure that all workplaces are healthy and safe.
The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) is an organization that promotes safety culture and places employee wellbeing as a critical priority. The flags at the PRRD office in Dawson Creek are lowered today to commemorate the fallen.
Today the Peace River Regional District joins thousands of people across Canada in wearing a pink shirt to raise awareness about the prevention of bullying and harassment. According to Public Safety Canada, one-third of the population has experienced bullying as a child and 40 per cent or nearly half of Canadians have experienced bullying in the workplace. (more…)
Friday, January 27 is International Holocaust Memorial Day, marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland on the same day in 1945. On this 78th annual day of commemoration, the Peace River Regional District joins a global initiative to honour the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism.
Today at 11am, the Regional Board and staff at the Peace River Regional District will observe a moment of silence to acknowledge the tragic loss of 14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal on December 6, 1989, in an act of violent misogyny. This event shook our Country and its people, and led Parliament to designate December 6 as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
On the Day of Remembrance (Armistice Day), we reflect on the tremendous sacrifices that members of Canada’s armed forces have made in the line of duty. On November 11 at 11am, we pause to commemorate the end of hostilities during the First World War, and hold in memoriam the Fallen who gave their lives to protect our freedoms.
The Regional Board and staff at the Peace River Regional District extend their gratitude to those who have served, and continue to serve our country.
The PRRD offices will be closed on Friday, November 11 to observe the statutory holiday, with regular hours resuming on Monday, November 14.
Today we honour the contributions made by First Nations, Inuit and Métis Veterans in service to Canada for National Indigenous Veterans Day. As we continue to walk the path of meaningful reconciliation, it is important that we hold up the significant sacrifices that Indigenous Veterans made fighting alongside our Allies in the First and Second World Wars. Indigenous Peoples continue to serve in Armed Forces efforts and United Nations peace operations around the world.
The Regional Board and staff at the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) wish to thank the Veterans and their families for their continued service, and to recognize the impact that they have made to Canada’s history.
The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) offices will be closed on September 30, 2022 in recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The closure is a period for reflection on the lasting impacts of the Canadian Indian residential school system, and as a time to listen and learn from Indigenous Peoples. The PRRD acknowledges the painful generational trauma that this system has caused, and reminds its residents that we are situated on the traditional territory of the Dane-Zaa (Beaver), signatories of Treaty 8 and the Metis BC Region 7.
“As a Regional District, the importance of this day cannot be understated. As the Board reaffirms our commitment to building meaningful relationships with our Indigenous neighbours, we are also reflecting on the steps we have taken throughout the past four years to lay the groundwork for increased cooperation and understanding. We recognize that although there is still much more work to do, we are proud of the progress we have made during this term, and are confident that the incoming Board will continue to provide the leadership necessary to keep us moving in a positive direction” – Chair Brad Sperling.