Softball New Brunswick’s office will be closed on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30th). This day will be for staff to learn and reflect on the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada, and their impact on indigenous communities. It is also a time to consider our roles in answering the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
We believe it is important to acknowledge and stand with our indigenous communities and honour survivors, families, and communities as they grieve those who are lost. We entourage each of our members to do so.
There are many ways to engage with reconciliation this month:
- Attend a local in-person or virtual event. Many communities will be hosting events to commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Check out your local community event website for information on what’s happening near you.
- Wear orange. You can purchase an orange shirt or a beaded lapel pin from the official Orange Shirt Society vendor page. There are also a variety of teaching resources and educational videos available on their website.
- Observe the day by learning something new. Use the opportunity to pick up a book from the #IndigenousReads reading list, or explore volunteer and project opportunities listed on Reconciliation Canada.