OXBOW — The town of Oxbow is inviting the public to join them for a community-wide event dedicated to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Building Relationships: We are in this Together will take place Sept. 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Bow Valley Park's stage area.
"Join us in honouring and remembering the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities," said the town.
The event will start with an Every Child Matters free t-shirt pick-up for the first 100 pre-registered participants from 9-9:45 a.m.
The opening prayer and song will be at 10 a.m.
Angie McArthur Delorme – an elder, residential school survivor and children's advocate who resides within the First Nations community and worked with First Nations – will talk to the public first. The other guest speaker will be Joanne Neddow, who is a retired social worker/therapist, and also the author/developer of Grandmother Medicine for Children, Youth and Adults.
A Reflection Walk led by singers will start at 11 a.m.
Moose stew, bannock and berries lunch will be served at noon.
The event is free of charge, but people willing to participate are asked to pre-register for lunch and t-shirts. People are also asked to bring their lawn chairs.
Oxbow community development officer Treena Mohrbutter said that as of Monday afternoon, they already had over 100 people registered for the event.
To register go to oxbow.ca/p/oxbow-culture-days or call 306-483-2747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.