King Recognizes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30

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King Heritage & Cultural Centre

The Township of King is partnering with the Indigenous Action Committee for York Region to present the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation event at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre on Friday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m.

All are welcomed to attend this free event, which will be a meaningful evening of Indigenous speakers, traditional drumming and singing, dancing, food, crafts and more.

Orange shirts will be available to purchase, with all proceeds going to the Orange Shirt Society and the Indian Residential School Survivor Society.

As parking is limited on site, a shuttle will be provided from the King Township Municipal Centre. Visit kingheritageandculture.ca.

King Township Public Library

The King City branch of the King Township Public Library is hosting a book display in support of The Canadian Library project. Books will be wrapped in Indigenous fabrics in remembrance of missing and murdered and Indigenous women, girls and children. The books will be on display the week leading up to Sept. 30.

On Sept. 30, the King Township Public Library has partnered with Libraries of York and Durham regions to provide “Indigenous Authors on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.”

Presentations and readings will be given by award-winning children’s author Michael Hutchinson, Mighty Muskrats Mystery Series and Jay Odjick, illustrator of Bear for Breakfast, written by Robert Munsch. The event will be hosted on the Library’s YouTube channel, youtube.com/kingtownshiplibrary.

Municipal Offices closed on Sept. 30

The Township of King municipal offices will be closed on Friday, Sept. 30 for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, reopening on Monday, Oct. 3. To do business with King online, visit king.ca/onlineservices. To find out what’s happening in King, visit king.ca/communitycalendar.