July 1 will look a little different at The Forks this year.
After holding roundtable discussions with community members including indigenous groups, the Forks will be celebrating a “New Day” on July 1 rather than Canada Day.
The day will focus on indigenous culture and “rich multicultural experiences”.
“We acknowledge the anger and hurt indigenous communities are feeling, and we know we have a role to play in the healing process,” said The Forks North Portage Partnership CEO Sara Stasiuk.
“We’re beginning by listening to what we heard, and by offering a day that focuses on sharing space, telling stories, and building understanding.”
In a statement, the The Forks says it is encouraging everyone to come together on July 1st to learn from one another and share the day as a community.
There will be no fireworks this year, but that decision will be re-evaluated for 2023.