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Britannia Events Calendar

Programs

You can view our programs on the Vancouver Recreation site.

 

Current Facility Schedule

Sep 19-Oct 16 Rink, Pool & Fitness Centre Facility Schedules

 

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Orange Shirt Day

Sep 30, 2022 9:00 am - Sep 30, 2022 2:00 pm
Location: Grandview Park

Wear your orange shirt on September 30 and join us as we honour survivors of residential schools and their families on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Every child matters.

Schedule

9:00am
Assemble outside Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing
Centre (1719 Franklin Street).
 
9:45am
Walk to Grandview Park.
 
10:30am
Ceremony at Grandview Park.
 
11:00am-2:00pm
Activities (lunch, drum circle, crafting & sharing) 

 

Resources

Britannia's Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Committee sent out a community call this summer to put together a list of readings, films, resources and other materials for non-Indigenous community members to use to learn about residential schools and reconciliation.

Please explore and share these resources on your journey to reconciliation:

  • 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act
  • Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
  • A Fire Burns Within, Teachings from Ceremony and Culture by Sharon L Acoose
  • Seven Fallen Feathers, Racism Death, and Hard Truths in Northern City by Tanya Talaga
  • Unsettling Spirit, A Journey into Decolonization by Denise M Nadeau


Readings for Children + Youth (+ everyone!):

  • The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstad (6 to 9 years)
  • When We Were Alone by David A Robertson (4 to 8 years)
  • My Name is Seepeetza by Shirley Sterling (9 to 12 years)
  • I am Not A Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis (7 to 11 years)
  • When We Play Our Drums, They Sing! By Monique Gray Smith & Richard Van Camp (9 - 13 years)