FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Flags lowered half-mast for 215 hours: one hour for each Child lost at Kamloops residential school
Tuesday, June 2, 2021 – In honour of the 215 Indigenous children discovered at the former residential school in Kamloops, the District of Sicamous will lower its flags half-mast for 215 hours, one hour for each child lost.
In the wake of this tragedy, we acknowledge the devastating impact the Canadian residential school system has had on the Indigenous community and its families. The District of Sicamous offers its condolences to the families whose children did not come home and mourns for the children whose lives were taken far too soon.
Sicamous is located within the Unceded Traditional Territory of the Secwepemc and we are grateful for the rich relationship we are privileged to share with the Splatsin and the Secwepemc people. Our community is a special place because of our heritage, our history, and the relationship we continue to forge.
Our hearts are with the fallen children, the survivors and the families impacted by the residential school system.