Town of St. Marys: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 will begin with the raising of a unique orange flag at all five municipal facilities. The flag, which includes the words “Every Child Matters” was designed by Jeffrey “Red” George, an Ojibway artist who grew up on the lands of the First Nation of Kettle and Stoney Point. The design is also being used on a t-shirt that all municipal employees will be encouraged to wear on the Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The community at large is also invited to wear orange to honour the memory of Indigenous children who suffered in the residential school system.

There will also be a variety of local and handmade Indigenous crafts available by donation to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.

At 4:00 p.m. at Milt Dunnell Field, volunteers are planning a family art activity, in conjunction with the St. Marys Public Library and Indigenous author S.P. Joseph Lyons,

From 7:30 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m., a sacred fire will burn at the north end of Milt Dunnell Field. A Sacred Fire is lit to honour Creation, to give thanks and to offer an opportunity for personal reflection. The fire will be tended by local indigenous educator Patsy Anne Day and is free for anyone to participate in at any point.

The event is finished.


Sep 30 2021


7:00 am - 5:00 pm


Milt Dunnel Field, St. Marys