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September 30 is the newly designated Canadian National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, and we hope that parishioners are making time to think about ways they can enter into the spirit of this day, whether through reading, prayer, conversation, or other activities. The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc band in Kamloops is inviting everyone to join at 2:15 p.m., wherever you are, in drumming and singing a song to honour the missing children who never returned from residential schools.  Please click here to go to their website for more information, and for a video of the Honour Song.

St. Clement's and Lynn Valley United Church clergy are inviting parishioners to join them in drumming the honour song in Lynn Valley Village on Thursday, September 30. We will meet at Lynn Valley United church at 1:30 p.m. for a quick practice and then walk over together to Library Square in LV Village. Wearing orange is encouraged!

An introduction from the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc website:

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc wishes to involve the world in recognizing the very first Canadian National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. After a global outpouring of interest and support for the missing children from the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc is offering a way for people to connect, support and ground into the importance of September 30, 2021.

On this very first –Canadian–National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc  is calling upon people around the world to gather –safely– to drum and sing for the missing children of Indian Residential Schools.

It’s time to:

  • to drum for the healing of the Indian Residential Schools Survivors who carried the burden of knowing of where the children were buried.
  • to drum for the healing of the families and communities whose children did not come home.

Help us shine a light on truth – the pursuit of justice and peace – and healing for all affected by these beloved missing children.