Every Child Matters Flag Raised for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30, 2022
An “Every Child Matters” flag has been raised at the main roundabout in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day.
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools, and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”. The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.
Most importantly, today is a day for all Canadians to reflect on our past, present, and the part we play in creating a better future.
From everyone in Town Hall, Town Council, Baytex Energy Centre, Peace Regional Pool, Peace River Museum & Archives, Peace Region Family Resource Network, Public Works, and across the Town of Peace River: “Every Child Matters”.