National Truth and Reconciliation Day will be marked Thursday morning outside the Iroquois Falls Public Library. It’s also known as Orange Shirt Day.
Mayor Tory Delaurier says it’s the town’s way of acknowledging what indigenous peoples went through in the residential school system.
“The library has a display inside the library. But outside the library at 10:30 people are able to come and join us and we’re going to have guest speakers, and we encourage people to wear their orange T-shirts.”
“Oh, it’s very important to our community,” the mayor comments. “People have reached out to us and asked us if we were going to doing something. Of course, we decided to do something because we wanted to educate people.”
There will also be a draw for an orange T-shirt.