(TRI-CITIES) September 21, 2021 — Thursday, September 30th, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In observance of this day, the Tri-Cities Chamber office will be closed as we reflect upon the history and trauma of residential schools in Canada and honour those who were lost and the survivors, families and communities who continue to grieve.
This day was designated by the federal government as a new statutory holiday, in response to one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, and ensures the ongoing recognition of the history and legacy of residential schools as a vital part of the healing and reconciliation process.
For more information, visit the Indigenous Resources section of our website.
Since 1971, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has been the largest business association serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, and Belcarra, now representing 800+ organizations from every sector. The Chamber works to foster economic development, provide connections and benefits, and influence public policy at all levels of government to ensure strong business and strong communities. The Tri-Cities Chamber is an active member of the BC and Canadian Chambers of Commerce.
For more information, contact:
Leslie Courchesne, Chief Executive Officer
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce