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National Day for Truth & Reconciliation at the Children’s Museum


September 30, 2023 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Children’s Museum
45 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, R3C 4T6
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Free admission will be available on a first-come, first-served basis

National Day For Truth & Reconciliation is an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools – the impacts of which are still being felt in communities across Canada. As a member of the City of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord, the Children’s Museum stands with Indigenous communities and wishes to honour Survivors and the children who never made it home.

Join us with FREE(*) general admission on a journey of education and reflection with a Métis Paper Vest workshop facilitated by the Louis Riel Institute and programming provided by Elder Barb Nepinak. Create a take-home decorative heart for a Heart Garden, with each heart representing the memory of a child lost to the residential school system. Our teepee will be on display for special story times at 12:00PM and 2:00PM and bannock will be served while supplies last.

The museum will be open regular hours (9:30AM – 4:30PM) with special programming between 11:00AM – 3:00PM.

Guests of all ages are encouraged to wear an orange shirt to help raise awareness of the impacts of residential schools and in remembrance – every child matters.

(*)Please Note: The Children’s Museum reserves the right to control entry in accordance with occupancy and general admission policies. Free general admission will be available on a first-come, first-served basis up to a maximum capacity of 600 people for this event.