Burlington city hall will close Sept. 30 for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Published September 26, 2022 at 12:15 pm

The City of Burlington will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, Sept. 30 as a holiday.

To mark the importance of the day, City of Burlington administration buildings will be closed.

Sept. 30 is also recognized as Orange Shirt Day, an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day inspired by the story of Indian Residential School Survivor Phyllis Webstad.

As part of Orange Shirt Day, residents can come to Spencer Smith Park where local Indigenous people and support groups will have a public display or ceremonial gathering between 4 and 7 p.m.

A reflective walk will start at the pier at 4 p.m. and end at the lift bridge lighthouse where a ceremony will take place before heading back to Spencer Smith Park. Participants wishing to join are encouraged to wear orange shirts and moccasins.

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