Flags lowered in honour of the 215 Indigenous lives discovered at former residential school in British Columbia

Monday, May 31, 2021

On behalf of Leduc City Council and Administration, Mayor Bob Young has issued the following statement regarding the tragedy involving a mass grave discovered in Kamloops, B.C.:

“The news regarding the bodies of 215 Indigenous children discovered in a mass grave outside a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., is deeply saddening and tragic. Our condolences are with the families, survivors and all communities affected by this tragedy and residential schools. It also calls each of us to further action: to learn about this dark and painful part in Canadian history, and the severe personal and intergenerational trauma that is still felt to this day by living survivors and younger generations.

The City of Leduc has lowered its flags to half-mast, where they will remain for 215 hours (nine days) in order to honour the 215 lives that were lost.”