According to the city, on Friday, September 30, in honour of Truth and Reconciliation Day, Airdrie's city facilities will be closed with the exception of Genesis Place.
Genesis Place will be working on modified hours and will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. City Hall will be illuminated in orange colours, and flags within the City of Airdrie will be at half staff from sunrise to sunset.
Additionally, Airdrie and the area will have the opportunity to experience Elder led healing and Indigenous culture in a meaningful way. Elders and Knowledge Keepers from Stoney Nakoda, Kainai and Tsuut’ina First Nations and the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3 will be coming to Nose Creek Park in Airdrie between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to raise a tipi and trapper’s tent, light a sacred fire, conduct a sacred pipe ceremony, share prayers, teachings, stories, songs and music.
According to the Circle Connections for Reconciliation Society, this family-friendly public event is made possible through a collaboration of Elders, Knowledge Keepers, the Circle Connections for Reconciliation Society and the City of Airdrie. Funding for this event has been provided by the Government of Canada and the City of Airdrie.
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