On Sept 30, 2021, during Canada’s first Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Hampton unveiled an indigenous territorial acknowledgement sign on our club house. In doing so, we confirmed our commitment to doing things in a good way; to being mindful in the actions we take and considerate to the people whose traditional territory we are on.
As Club President, I’m extremely proud of Hampton’s focus on community and inclusivity. Inclusivity is at the heart of who we are. That’s why it’s important to us to offer programs for youth of all ages and abilities and to remove any barriers to participation, be they physical, mental, or financial.
We are grateful to the 125+ individuals who joined us to witnesses the acknowledgement and share in this event.
We’d like to especially thank and extend our appreciation to those who shared their experiences related to residential schools and Indian hospitals as well as other meaningful thoughts on this reflective day. Thank you to Elder Sellemah (Joan Morris) from Songhees Nation, Taily Wills, Mayor Fred Haynes, Nathalie Dechaine from Saanich Parks,Manager of Community Development for Saanich Parks and Recreation, Sherry Mitchell, Metis Nation and Official Coordinator of the Metis Nation of Greater Victoria organization, Abraham Pelkey, Tsawout First Nation, George Taylor, Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation and Brad Cunningham, Barbadian Canadian and Educator
Thank you also to many local businesses who contributed to this event:
- The Keg
- Save on Foods
- Red Barn Market
And a heartfelt thank you to the many Hampton volunteers who made this possible.
(Thank You in the SENĆOŦEN People’s Language) to learn the proper pronunciation please visit the First Voices SENĆOŦEN website