Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The City of Fredericton is committed to strengthening our relationships with Indigenous Peoples and we feel strongly that honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
We encourage residents to observe Truth and Reconciliation Day by wearing orange, attending an event, learning more about the history and culture of Indigenous Peoples, and being considerate of Indigenous communities who are reflecting on their history.
Opportunities to participate include:
- The Healing Walk with Opolahsomuwehs (Elder Dr. Imelda Perley) that will take place on the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge on Thursday, September 28, at 10:00 am.
- Kehkimin walk around Killarney Lake on Friday, September 29, at 11:00 am in honour of Orange Shirt Day - “Psi-te wasis okimqosu”.
- Under One Sky event at Sitansisk’s Powwow grounds Saturday, September 30, between 1:00-4:00.
In addition the City reminds the public of the following hours of operation for Truth and Reconciliation Day on October 2, 2023.
- City Hall and other administrative offices will be closed.
- Transit will continue to operate based on its normal schedule.
- Regular garbage and recycling collection will occur.
- Arenas and the Fredericton Indoor Pool will remain open, as well as sport fields (weather depending).
- The Nashwaaksis Field House will be open for drop-in use from 6:30 pm – 9 pm.
- The Visitor Information Center at City Hall will be closed on both Saturday, September 30, and Monday, October 2.