All Village of Salisbury municipal departments will be closed on Friday, September 30, 2022, for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

As the “Every Child Matters” flag flies at 56 Douglas Street, the municipal building will be lit up in orange to mark this important day that honours the children who never returned home and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.

As stated on the Government of Canada website (here), “public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.”

September 30 is also Orange Shirt Day, raising awareness of the impacts of residential schools.