In acknowledgement of the tragedy at the former Tk’emlups Indian Residential School site and as a sign of respect, the Burnaby School School District will be lowering flags at its buildings at half-mast beginning today. Staff and students are invited to wear orange throughout the week to honour the lives of the children lost, show respect for indigenous peoples in our community and to demonstrate that every child matters.
You will also start to notice that orange ribbons will be tied to the pillars at the front entrance of the school. There will be 215 ribbons placed there by our grade 6/7 students to honour the children that lost their lives at the former Tk’emlups Indian Residential School
. Please take the opportunity to take a walk by to view them and to pause for a moment to reflect on the lives lost and what actions we as Canadians can take to move reconciliation forward.