We join the families and community of Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nation in mourning their loss.
Students and employees to wear their orange t-shirts on June 2, 2021 and to observe daily reflections of 2 minutes and 15 seconds from Monday, May 31 to Thursday, June 3 to honour those children who never made it home. In their memory, 215 orange ribbons were tied along our Westminster Avenue fence. Also on Wednesday, June 2, Grade 12 student Olivia Olson and her mother, Mary-Lou Ducharme, spoke to us about their family’s history with and survival of residential schools, about healing, and about speaking the truth. On behalf of the Balmoral Hall School community, we thank them for leading a prayer, followed by a traditional smudge. Miigwech.