What’s open and closed on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Oakville

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Published September 25, 2023 at 11:11 am

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Several Town of Oakville facilities will be closed Saturday, as Sept. 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Several Town of Oakville facilities will be closed for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Saturday (Sept. 25).

The federal statutory holiday is a day to honour the healing journeys of residential school survivors and their families and a time to engage in meaningful discussions about the history and legacy of the residential school system.

The day coincides with Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30 and honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Orange Shirt Day.

“Oakville, as we know it today, is rich in the history and modern traditions of many First Nations and the Métis,” said the Town of Oakville in a media release. “From the lands of the Anishinabe to the Attawandaron, the Haudenosaunee, and the Métis, these lands surrounding the Great Lakes are steeped in Indigenous history.

“We acknowledge and thank the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation for being stewards of this territory.”

Residents in Oakville are invited to reflect, learn, and participate in activities to learn more about Indigenous history and culture. For more information, visit here.

Residents looking to report emergencies related to roads, traffic lights and signs, parks and trees or flooding and storms outside of ServiceOakville’s regular hours of operation are asked to call 905-845-6601 to be connected with the town’s afterhours dispatch service.

Non-urgent reports can also be made using the town’s online services.

Open Sept. 30:

  • Oakville Museum, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Community centres
  • Indoor pools
  • Arenas
  • Seniors’ Centres (except for Sir John Colborne Recreation Centre for Seniors)
  • Fuel dock at Bronte Outer Harbour

Closed Sept. 30:

  • Town Hall
  • All libraries
  • Sir John Colborne Recreation Centre for Seniors
  • Harbour offices
  • Cemetery offices
  • Municipal parking lot at 300 Church Street

Open Oct. 2:

  • All libraries
  • Harbour offices
  • Municipal parking lot at 300 Church Street

Closed Oct. 2:

  • Town Hall
  • Oakville Museum
  • Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Cemetery offices

Transit Service:

Oakville Transit is operating regular weekend service on Saturday, September 30, 2023.

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