The City of Campbell River is observing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30.
All City facilities will be closed that day, including the Sportsplex and Community Centre. Curbside garbage, recycling, and yard waste WILL be picked up this day. www.campbellriver.ca/solid-waste for more information.
PUBLIC EVENTS ON SEPT. 30
Community members are invited to join public events on this day. Find details about these opportunities here: Campbell River Mirror
View the replica of the Witness Blanket, which is in Campbell River until Oct. 30 at the Laichwiltach Family Life Society building (441, 4th Ave.).
The Witness Blanket is a powerful art installation created by master carver Carey Newman, which honours Indigenous residential school survivors, their families, and communities as a vital part of the process of reconciliation. The cedar-framed art is inspired by a woven blanket, and includes hundreds of objects recovered from 77 communities across Canada where residential schools were located. (The original Witness Blanket is currently undergoing conservation at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, after touring Canada for three years.)
Watch this powerful film, available on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights website.
Find it here: Picking up the Pieces - The making of the Witness Blanket
This film is available online free of charge for a limited time.
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