National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
BRIDGEVIEW HALL AND PARKLAND ON THE RIVER
In June of this year, the Senate unanimously passed a bill to make September 30, 2021, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
To commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada, our Shannex, Parkland and Faubourg communities took time to reflect on the impact it continues to have on the Indigenous community.
In Miramichi, Bridgeview Hall and Parkland on the River marked the day with the raising of the Mi’kmaq flag. The event, hosted by Andrea Paul, from the Natoaganeg First Nation included a smudging ceremony, drumming and remarks by Wanda Ward Sebastian from Metepenagiag First Nation.
Andrea is a registered nurse who has a close connection in our Miramichi communities. Her mother is a licensed practical nurse at Bridgeview Hall, where her grandmother is also a resident.
Thank you to General Manager, Jean Doyle, and Health Services Manager, Amanda Quinn, for coordinating the event.