Orange Shirt Day with Tecumseh Logo

Holiday Hours for
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Government of Canada recently passed legislation marking September 30 as a day to recognize and commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools, fulfilling one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action.

The Town of Tecumseh will also recognize September 30 each year and will encourage staff to take the day to learn more about Canada’s assimilation policies, including residential schools and the resulting inter-generational trauma caused to Indigenous Peoples.

On Thursday, September 30, all Town offices and Tecumseh Arena will be closed (except for scheduled rentals). Tecumseh Transit will run on its normal schedule and regular garbage collection will continue.

Additionally, in recognition of National Truth and Reconciliation, the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department will tie 215 pieces of orange ribbon along the railings of the Lakewood Park north boardwalk. These ribbons represent Indigenous children who died while attending residential schools. Signs will be posted informing park visitors of the significance of the ribbons, which will remain tied to the railings over the weekend.

Media Contact:
Michelle Bonnici
Director of People and Culture
Phone: 519-735-2184, ext. 104