National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at the SLCC

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at the SLCC 2022

Friday, September 30th, 2022

Reflect on our history. Connect to the land. September 30th will be a day of reflection, stories, learning, and contemplation at the SLCC. The day will be filled with programming throughout the Great Hall, Theatre, Galleries, and out on the Mezzanine patio.

FREE Admission is provided with thanks to the generous support of Proud Partner CIBC, and the Fairmont Chateau Whistler with programming supported by the Resort Municipality of Whistler for the day. Free Admission extends through the weekend of Friday September 30th, Saturday October 1st – Sunday October 2nd, from 10 AM-5 PM. 


10 – 5 pm     Self-Guided tours, film series in the Theatre, kids crafts, Exhibitions including Residential Schools, and Ancient Medicine: From Feast to Famine to Freedom. Community Reconciliation Canoe on display with SLCC Apprentices Q̓áwam̓ Redmond Andrews and Brandon Hall.

11 am – 1 pm Artist Demonstration – Lil’wat Nation Bill Ritchie weaving cedar roses

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Artist Weaving Demonstration – Chepximiya Siyam Chief Janice George & Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy‘ Joseph 


11 – 1 pm     Guest Speakers on Truth and Reconciliation, and stories from Residential School survivors

1 pm            Spo7ez Performance Team

1:30 pm       Break

2:15 pm       Moment of Silence

2:30 – 4 pm     Guest Speakers on Truth and Reconciliation, and stories from Residential School survivors

Time TBC    Satellite Thunderbird Cafe in the Longhouse

*Please visit us via the Front Desk via the Great Hall to check-in.


10 – 4 pm    Enjoy First Nations-inspired cuisine at the Thunderbird Cafe and from our satellite cafe in the Longhouse


10 – 5 pm     Visit our Gallery & Gift Shop, specializing in authentic handcrafted Northwest Coast First Nations art, and explore our extensive range of books for your knowledge and learning.


By visiting and engaging with us at the SLCC, you play a part in honouring our mission to share meaningful experiences, educate all, and lift our distinct Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl ways. The SLCC is a non-profit organization with 90% Indigenous staff from the Squamish Nation and the Lil’wat Nation, and proceeds are invested in training and revitalization programs.


Consider other ways to engage with us:

Sign up for our Newsletter: https://slcc.ca/signup/

Register for an Indigenous Cultural Awareness Workshop: https://slcc.ca/cultural-awareness/

Book onboarding for your staff with a guided tour: https://slcc.ca/grouptours/

Host your staff training event and catering at the SLCC: https://slcc.ca/meetings/

Become a Member, your business a Corporate Ally, or Donate https://slcc.ca/supportus/

Host an informal meeting at the Thunderbird Café: https://slcc.ca/visit/thunderbird-cafe/

Find books for your learning, or a distinctive gift for staff or corporate event: https://slcc.ca/shop/



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