September 30, 2023 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day was established as a federal statutory holiday for all Canadians to commemorate the lasting effects that the residential school system has had on Canada’s Indigenous Peoples. STMC will be closed on Monday, October 2 in recognition of the stat holiday.
From the Government of British Columbia website:
It’s a day to honour the resilience, dignity and strength of survivors and intergenerational survivors, and remember the children who never came home. It’s a chance to engage and educate people about B.C.’s colonial history and how it has and continues to impact Indigenous communities.