Governor General to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 27, 2022

OTTAWA, Ontario—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, will mark the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by taking part in a number of activities.

Times are indicated in local time.

Thursday, September 29
Regina, Saskatchewan

10 a.m.                                                                 
Miyo-wîcîwitowin Day

Her Excellency will deliver remarks during Miyo-wîcîwitowin Day. This commemorative event will bring together 18 000 high school students, business leaders and the general public to discuss the impact of residential schools and the importance of implementing the 94 calls to action set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Mosaic Stadium
Media Contact: Mark Rathwell – 306-537-9015 –

Friday, September 30
Ottawa, Ontario

10 a.m.
Youth Gathering at Rideau Hall

Her Excellency will welcome about 100 school children to Rideau Hall and speak on the importance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. There will also be a cultural performance.
Rideau Hall Ballroom

1 p.m.
Remembering the Children national event

The Governor General will deliver remarks at Remembering the Children, the national commemorative event for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The broadcast event will be co-hosted by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and APTN, and will include a mixture of personal reflections and artistic performances which explore the truth of residential, day and boarding schools.
LeBreton Flats Park
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Media information:
Rideau Hall Press Office

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