Stetis imexstowx (Walk Beside Us)
Abbotsford community partners collaborate to present a commemorative event in honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Event Date: September 30th, 2023
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Location: Civic Plaza/Thunderbird Square, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC
(Activities will take place in a number of buildings in the Civic Plaza as well as around Thunderbird Square)
We invite the public and media to join us in a momentous event as we acknowledge our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation on the Traditional, Ancestral, Unceded, and Shared territories of the Stó:lō people, Mathxwí First Nation, Semá:th First Nation, and Leq’á:mel First Nation.
All ages are welcome to this free indoor/outdoor event, where we will come together to learn and share. The public event will feature:
- Story Times: Engage in captivating narratives that shed light on Indigenous history and culture.
- Craft Activities: Create meaningful, hands-on crafts that promote understanding and respect.
- Live Presentations: Gain insights from speakers and thought leaders who champion Truth and Reconciliation.
This commemorative event is made possible thanks to the collaboration of dedicated community partners including:
- Abbotsford Children’s Theatre
- Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service Fire Hall 1
- Abbotsford Police Department
- Abbotsford School District
- City of Abbotsford
- Clearbrook Library (FVRL)
- Literacy Matters Abbotsford
- The Reach Gallery Museum
- Tourism Abbotsford
- University of the Fraser Valley’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre (PARC)
We look forward to your participation in this important event as we come together to honour our shared history, learn from one another, and take meaningful steps toward reconciliation.