For Canada Day, the Town of The Blue Mountains has created at home activity kits for families to enjoy. As Canada is turning 154 years old, 154 kits have been prepared and will be available for pick up on June 30th at the following locations:
Each kit contains the following:
The kits will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please be considerate and only take the number of kits that you need.
In consultation with the Saugeen Ojibway First Nation, an orange ribbon has been included in each activity kit. Residents are encouraged to display the orange ribbon at their home in support for the souls of the lost children and to honour the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.
“Canada Day provides us the opportunity to reflect on the history of our nation,” says Mayor Alar Soever. “Our community and country have faced unique challenges over the course of the year and these kits present an opportunity to come together safely as Canadians and showcase our community’s spirit and resilience.”
The Town invites the community to visit the dedicated memorial located at the area West of Town Hall at the former Town Hall site near the Riverwalk platform, where residents are encouraged to place shoes, letters, or other notable items at the dedicated memorial site to honour the lives of the children found on the grounds of former Residential Schools across Canada.