Friday , 9 June 2023

Residential Schools memorial monument being unveiled in Bonnyville

The Legion Branch 183 in Bonnyville will be unveiling a new monument dedicated to Residential Schools.

With Orange Shirt Day happening on Sept. 30, which coincides with the new federal holiday National Day of Truth and Reconciliation the monument will be a welcomed remembrance by many.

Jamie Beaupre is the President of the Legion in Bonnyville.

“After an overwhelming response with all the stuffed animals left on our staircase in May the crew at the legion has a different understanding of the significance of residential schools in our country,” Beaupre told Lakeland Connect. “That being said we put our minds, our hearts and our hands to work to raise funds to build a monument for future generations to never forget what happened.”

The unveiling will occur at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, on October 2, at the Legion Cenotaph which is located on the corner of 51 Street and 49 Ave in Bonnyville.

“Everyone is welcome,” Beaupre said.

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