A Message from Board Director,
- MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2021
Today, June 21, celebrates the 25th anniversary of Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day. As an individual of Indigenous ancestry, and a newly re-elected Board Director, I felt it important that the Club share this acknowledgement with our members.
The horrifying discovery in Kamloops earlier this spring has served as an important reminder of the inhuman nature of the Residential School System, and the trauma which remains in Indigenous communities as a result of Canada’s colonial past.
On behalf of the Club’s Board of Directors, management and staff, we express great sadness for the tragedies that have occurred and share the hope that acknowledgement of the past will lead to healing. This year, marking National Indigenous Peoples Day is of particular importance.
Andrew W.M. Hungerford
- Indian Residential School Survivors Society: irsss.ca/donate
- National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation: nctr.ca
Vancouver Club: 2009-2013, Sous Chef 2016-2017
The Vancouver Club is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam) nations.