National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Creemore Festival of the Arts
Saturday, September 30, 2023
National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

On this day, we honor the resilience, dignity, and strength of survivors and intergenerational survivors of Canada’s residential schools and remember the children who never came home by exploring the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences, and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Our community has partnered with performers from the Moose Cree First Nation, Ermineskin Cree Nation, and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund to provide programming that moves reconciliation forward meaningfully. We invite you to join us in this ReconciliACTION.

11 a.m. Indignary Featuring Winter Hawk with Pow Wow dancers Kolby Fox and Kehew Buffalo and Hip Hop dancer Jeali Bruno. Free thanks to member donations | Creemore Village Green

2 p.m. The Poets | Members of The Poets share their experiences living in the remote north Ontario communities of Moose Factory and Moosonee | St. John’s United Church

8 p.m. The Poets Tragically Hip Tribute Band from Moose Factory/Moosonee play the hits and share the spirit of Gord Downie, Chanie Wenjack, and reconciliation | Creemore Legion