Civic closures for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 22, 2022

September 22, 2022

Public Service Announcement

City Hall will be closed on Friday, Sept. 30, in observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. 

Parkinson Recreation Centre will be open adjusted holiday hours, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Glenmore Landfill will be open regular hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., with residential quantities of OgoGrow and GlenGrow composts available for pickup until 4 p.m. The Kelowna Memorial Cemetery administration office will be closed but the cemetery gates will remain open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Residents are encouraged to take time to learn about the tragic and painful history of residential schools and reflect on the histories and cultures of Indigenous peoples. 

This day is also observed as Orange Shirt Day. Wearing orange honours the children who attended residential schools and recognizes the traumatic experience of Phyllis Webstad, who had her new orange shirt taken away from her on the first day she attended a residential school at the age of six. 

Access to the City’s online service request system is available 24/7 at kelowna.ca/onlineservices. For general information about the City of Kelowna and its services, visit kelowna.ca. To learn more about National Day for Truth and Reconciliation visit canada.ca.