Update Regarding 2021 Canada Day Celebration in Rothesay

June 24, 2021


The town of Rothesay mourns the discoveries of unmarked graves at former residential schools in Canada. Rothesay has decided to cancel all Canada Day celebrations.

With sad acknowledgement of the discovery of 751 buried children at a former residential school in Saskatchewan, this year Rothesay encourages residents to take a moment of silence on Canada Day to honour their memory and the memory of all indigenous children who lost their lives in Residential Schools. This Canada Day, join communities and Canadians across the country by taking the opportunity to reflect. Reflect on how we as a community can work together towards reconciliation with our indigenous communities here in New Brunswick and across Canada.

Rothesay flags will be lowered to half-mast as of June 25, 2021. Rothesay Town Hall will be illuminated in Orange.


National Indian Residential School Crisis Line:

We understand that these are very dark times and encourage you to access the support you need.

You can access support through the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419. This support is available 24/7.


Wolastoquey Nations Website:

We also encourage citizens to visit the Wolastoquey Nations newly launched website. Their website is a resource for information on a range of indigenous issues. Visit the site at: http://www.wolastoqey.ca.


Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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