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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


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Meridian Community Centre

Meridian Way

Regional Municipality of Niagara, ON



Offered in English and Anishnaabemowim.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


In September, the Town of Pelham along with communities across Canada, commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. On this day, we honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

Flag Raising:

The Town of Pelham recognizes the significance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, and as such will have a flag raising ceremony. Please join us on September 30th at Town Hall.

Where: Pelham Town Hall - 20 Pelham Town Square

When: Friday, September 30th 2022 at 7:30AM

What to expect: Members of the community are invited to attend, and those attending are encouraged to wear orange.

The "Every Child Matters" Flag will be raised during this time to celebrate First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures. It is inclusive of all Indigenous communities, and reiterates the importance of bringing awareness to the residential school system.

In-person seminar with Nokomis Migizinz Cindilee from 4 Winds All My Relations:

Nokomis Migizinz Cindilee (Anishinaabe) is a Physical Grandmother and a Spiritual Grandmother Women Bundle Carrier. She actively works and engages in various capacities of Traditional Knowledge sharing in Halton, Hamilton and Niagara. Since 2007, her work has been in education working in elementary, secondary, and post secondary as an instructor, educator, academic coach, and cultural liaison- sharing teachings and history.

Where: Meridian Community Centre (Accursi Room) - 100 Meridian Way

When: Friday, September 30th 2:15pm-3:15pm.

Medicine wheel bracelet Workshop:

April Mitchell-Boudreau is a Niagara-based designer, and proud Indigenous entrepreneur. She is a member of the Turtle Clan and Mohawk Nation with roots at Six Nations. April infuses her design work with traditional materials imagined in a contemporary context, and is committed to wellness through creativity and slow fashion. Owner of Lofttan Convertible Jewelry, April invented the Lofttan multiwear strand system, worn and loved by people around the world.

Registration required. Please contact Amanda Deschenes by email at [email protected].

Where: Meridian Community Centre (Accursi Room) - 100 Meridian Way

When: Friday, September 30th from 3:30pm-4:30pm.

Self-directed kits will be available in the atrium of the Meridian Community Centre. They provide resources for you to further your learning and understanding of the residential school system, as well as what reflect on what reconciliation looks like.


Town of Pelham

Nestled in the heart of Niagara you’ll find the Town of Pelham, a fusion of rural and urban communities offering unique lifestyles rich with history, agriculture, and commercial industries. As one of 12 municipalities in the Niagara Region, Pelham’s central location makes it an ideal community for commuters, life-long residents, and businesses old and new. With state of the art facilities (Meridian Community Centre) to heritage sites (Comfort Maple Conservation Area), Pelham embraces technological and urban change while preserving a small-town feel and nostalgia of days gone by. The Town of Pelham is home to extraordinary events, festivals, parks, trails, and so much more. Focused on enhancing the quality of life for all residents and visitors, Pelham is an active community and understands the important of recreation and leisure in everyone's life.