Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Year of Truth and Reconciliation for Vancouver

September was an exciting month with the week-long Truth and Reconciliation Event held at the PNE grounds, and all the workshops and panels that both led up to, and followed the event.  Richmond sent a busload of students to Education Day, which offered students a chance to engage with the topic of Residential Schools.  Two of our own students from McRoberts were invited to sit on a student panel to discuss the intergenerational effects of Residential Schools.  Minister of Education, Peter Fassbender was so impressed with our students' heartfelt remarks that he extended personal invitations for them to visit him in Victoria, and even gave Nathan MacDonald a necktie as a remembrance of the day.

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