We're gearing up for another jam-packed month of activities for NextGen Month, celebrated all through June. Check out the smorgasbord of events that NextGen and our community partners have planned for the next few weeks!
Leading into June is a historic milestone for us to celebrate as Edmontonians and as Canadians. From May 28 to June 3, the City of Edmonton is celebrating Reconciliation Week in recognition of the second anniversary of the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's (TRC) final report.
- Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future - a summary of the TRC's final report
The release of the TRC's final report was a significant moment in Canadian history. The final report shed light on the dark legacy of Canada's residential school system and provided a road map for reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.
Edmonton also played a part in the work of the TRC. It was selected as the seventh and final destination for the TRC's National Events, a series of events aimed to engage the Canadian public and raise awareness about the experiences of former residential school students and their families.
Reconciliation Week features a series of events taking place throughout the week to celebrate Edmonton's rich Indigenous history and recognize the reconciliation efforts being done in our city.
NextGen is also taking part in Reconciliation Week with its first event for NextGen Month: Pecha Kucha Night 28. Held a month before Canada's 150 anniversary, PKN 28 will feature 10 Edmontonians who will engage, inspire, and challenge you with ideas on how we can grow together into the next 150 years, with a number of presentations speaking to reconciliation directly.
We hope you can join us for this very special PKN at MacLab Theatre inside the Citadel Theatre. And we hope to see you out for some of the other great activities we've got planned for NextGen Month!