Canada Day: A Time For Reflection

In the past few years, the celebration of Canada day has been a point of contention amongst many people. It evokes diverse and conflicting feelings between feeling proud and acknowledging all the work that needs to be done for reconciliating with indigenous people as well as the different marginalized communities that live in this land.

This Canada Day, the SVNH encourages you to reflect on Canada’s history and culture and take a closer look at what we are really celebrating. This reflection might not be easy nor straightforward, and if find yourself having complex feelings about it, that’s okay. We have them too.

Canada day with a twist: look at this resources and “alternative” events happening on July 1st as well!

1. Migrant workers walk: The walk for Landed Status Now is on July 1st, 9am-12pm, Central Park (start and end point at Imperial St. Burnaby), Picnic after the walk. Register for free snacks at 604 -874-0649.

2. Read The case for - and against - cancelling Canada Day 

3. Read this Huffington Post article about Rethinking Canada Day