Please consider attending these events that will mark National Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30, 2021 in Vancouver:

Paddles Up :: An Honour Guard for the Children – Celebrating the Rich Waterborne Culture of the Coast Salish Peoples is a free virtual event on September 30 at 6:30 p.m. 

September 30, 2021 is Orange Shirt Day. It’s also World Maritime Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Paddles Up, organized by the Vancouver Maritime Museum, is in honour of these three days of recognition. Orange Shirt Day is, according to the Orange Shirt Day Society, a day to “create awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of Residential Schools.” World Maritime Day is a day to celebrate the international maritime industry. National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is a new statutory holiday for Canadians to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools. View link for further details:

XWEÝENE:MSTA:M ?ƏKWƏSQWEL, SEÝEḾ – September 30, 2021 at 12 Noon
Location: ŠXʷƛ̓ƏNƏQ XWTL’E7ÉNK SQUARE (formerly Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza)

Co-created by Tsatsu Stalqayu, Mortal Coil and Butterflies in Spirit, Xweýene:msta:m ?əkwəsqwel, seýeḿ (translation: call to witness / listen to respected one) is a performance to honour Orange Shirt Day on Thursday, September 30, 2021, presented by the Vancouver Art Gallery. View link for further details: