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Truth and Reconciliation Quilt Project

Friday, September 30, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Splatsin Community Centre

Survivors Blessing, Survivors Walk, lunch and other activities.

The District of Sicamous and Splatsin will be working together to create Truth and Reconciliation Quilts to honor the continuing partnership between the two communities.

We are inviting community members to attend the event to pick up their patches for the community quilts. Patches can be painted, colored, beaded or stitched. You can write words or draw pictures that signify what Truth and Reconciliation means to you. The District of Sicamous and Splatsin will then have quilts created to be presented to the two communities at a later date.

Why did we choose this project?

For First Nations, a blanket holds deep meaning and traditions linked to culture, birth, life and death. It can represent survival and beliefs that transcend time and place.

A blanketing ceremony shows our respect for those who have made an important contribution to our community in some way. The respected guest is draped with special blankets in front of witnesses, and it is theirs to keep.

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