An Orange crosswalk has been installed at Lakeshore and Nelson in honour of the children of the residential school system. The crosswalk acknowledges the strength and survival of residential school survivors, and honours the victims, their families and communities. The crosswalk is phase one of a larger public art project that is being installed with support from a grant from the Hamilton Halton Brant Tourism Relief Fund.
To learn more visit: burlingtonpublicart.com/projects/indigenous
On Sept. 30, the Every Child Matters flag will be raised at Burlington City Hall and the Brant Street Pier will be lit orange in the evening to recognize Orange Shirt Day. On Sept. 30, Canada marks the observance of a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, following the identification of unmarked burials at former Indian Residential School sites.