City encourages thoughtful celebration of Canada Day

Medicine Hat - The City of Medicine Hat acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of Indigenous and Metis peoples. The City pays respect to their past, present and future while recognizing and respecting their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship to the land.

In light of recent events and discoveries at former residential school sites in both B.C. and Saskatchewan, Canada Day presents an opportunity to listen and learn from one another. Our shared history is complex, and it is important to recognize that collective harms and atrocities continue to impact Indigenous Peoples.

On July 1, the City of Medicine Hat invites all residents to recognize and celebrate Canada Day thoughtfully. A community celebration is taking place at the Medicine Hat Stampede and Exhibition Grounds.

Where possible, flags at all City of Medicine Hat facilities will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, July 1, 2021 to recognize the suffering of Indigenous people.

Canada Day means something different to every individual, and the City is encouraging residents to reflect on our shared history, and contemplate what it means to be Canadian.

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