Orange Shirt Day

River Mill Park

River Mill Park

Huntsville, ON

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What is Orange Shirt Day? Orange Shirt Day is a day to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. The Huntsville Public Library, the Muskoka Indigenous Friendship Centre and the Town of Huntsville are committed to keeping the reconciliation process alive. Join us on Friday, September 30th from 1:00 PM -2:30 PM for The Orange Shirt Day March & Gathering. 1:00 PM - March commences at High Street municipal parking lot behind Algonquin Theatre ending at River Mill Park. 1:30 PM - Opening Ceremony followed by special guest speakers. March Route: High Street to Minerva Street East to Centre Street to Caroline Street East to Dara Howell Way, ending at River Mill Park. Why It Matters Why is this issue important to all Canadians? Why should it matter to those who didn’t attend residential school? IT MATTERS because it continues to affect First Nations, Inuit and Métis families–people from vibrant cultures who are vital contributors to Canadian society. IT MATTERS because it happened here, in a country we call our own–a land considered to be a free and democratic land where every person has human rights. IT MATTERS because Indigenous communities suffer levels of poverty, illness, and illiteracy comparable to those in developing nations–conditions that are being perpetuated through inaction. IT MATTERS because we share this land. We may not be responsible for what happened in the past, but we all benefit from what First Nations, Inuit, and Metis have had to relinquish. IT MATTERS because we are responsible for our actions today.

Fri 30 Sep
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Huntsville Public Library

This event is free.

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Town of Huntsville

The Town of Huntsville has so much to offer for various art forms in Muskoka. Visual arts Free art displays at the Canada Summit Centre and Partners Hall. They change often so be sure to visit again and again Free Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven outdoor mural tour. Accessible and open 24/7 Our town is full of artist studios and shops

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The Town of Huntsville has so much to offer for various art forms in Muskoka. Visual arts Free art displays at the Canada Summit Centre and Partners Hall. They change often so be sure to visit again and again Free Tom Thomson and t...

Location

River Mill Park

Huntsville, ON

Event Contact

Matthew Huddlestone

matt.huddlestone@huntsville.ca

huntsvillelibrary

Language

English