Update on Flags on City Properties
This summer, when the remains of 215 children were recovered at a former residential school in Kamloops, the City of Chilliwack lowered flags to half-mast on civic flag poles in alignment with the government of Canada’s half-masting notice.
Although the government of Canada has not indicated when flags should return to full-mast, the City of Chilliwack has consulted with local Indigenous leader, Squiala Chief David Jimmie, President of Stó:lō Nation Chiefs Council, and will return flags to full-mast on Friday, October 29.
Members of the public are encouraged to learn more about the history and lasting impact of residential schools. For a list of resources, please click here.