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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


History & heritage Indigenous Museum Truth and Reconciliation
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Museum and Archives of Vernon

3009 32 Avenue

Vernon, BC


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


For over a century, the Indian Residential School system in Canada violated the rights of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process and The Museum and Archives of Vernon recognizes it has an important role to play in the efforts towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non‐Indigenous people in so-called Canada.

On September 30th the Museum will host a special exhibition that honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Short films will be played throughout the day and a discussion circle focused on our personal responsibility to the 94 Calls to Action will be held from 2pm - 4pm.

**Registration for the discussion circle is required.



Museum and Archives of Vernon

The Museum & Archives of Vernon (MAV) is an active and enthusiastic civic partner in the vibrant, diverse North Okanagan community. MAV is dedicated to encouraging a deeper understanding of the Greater Vernon area through stories, objects, exhibits, archives, and shared experiences.

This event is part of a hub:

Vernon Arts Hub

Arts Council of the North Okanagan Vernon, BC

The Arts Council of the North Okanagan - along with the rest of BC and Canada - is celebrating 24 days of Arts & Culture. There are events and activities to suit every age and interest, and all events are FREE or pay as you may. Enjoy...