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Canada Day 2021


In continued efforts towards reconciliation, and in solidarity and consultation with local members of the Indigenous community, the City’s 2021 Canada Day programming is being themed around our shared history. The focus is on education, reconciliation and reflection. 

The City encourages residents to use Canada Day as an opportunity to learn about the histories and cultures of the Indigenous peoples of this region. 

As part of its recognition for National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) on June 21, the City prepared virtual programming that celebrated the heritage, diverse cultures and significant contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, and collected community partner resources for continued learning. If you haven't already, please take some time to view:

The lights at Meridian Place and the Five Points Theatre will remain orange on July 1 in support of residential school survivors, their families and Indigenous communities across Canada.

Sacred Fire
July 1, Sunrise to 5pm

In partnership with Red Quills, there will be a sacred fire at the Spirit Catcher in honour of all who have been impacted by residential schools. All are welcome—Indigenous and non-Indigenous—to offer a prayer and heal together as a community. Anyone visiting the sacred fire will be required to wear a mask, maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from others, and follow all other safety requirements.

Community Message
July 1, 10:30am

Tune in to the City’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for a community message from Elder Jeff Monague and Mayor Jeff Lehman followed, by a moment of silence.

Other Community Programming & Resources

​​​​Mamaway Wii​dokdaadwin Primary Care Team

​June 30, 11am - Take part in Indigenous History Trivia as part of National Indigenous History Month. Pre-registration required.​

A Day to Listen

​June 30, 6am-6pm - Over 400 radio stations across Canada are participating in A Day to Listen in partnership with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack ​Fund (DWF). The day will include Indigenous leaders, residential school survivors, elders, musicians, and teachers sharing stories. ​Tune in to our radio partners, including Rock 95​, 107.5 Kool FM​, ​Big 101FM​, ​Fresh 93.1 FM, Pure Country 106​, ​​Bounce 104.1​, and 89.1 Max FM.

​​Barrie Public Library





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