SMLS Flags Lowered in Memory of Kamloops Residential School Victims

Dear SMLS Community,

Like many of you, I was devastated to learn of the remains of 215 children found at the site of a former residential school for Indigenous children in British Columbia. We grieve alongside the Indigenous members in our community and across our nation. 

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School joins in honouring the 215 children whose lives were tragically lost at the former Kamloops residential school, the survivors and their families. This is a horrific and sobering reminder of the history we must keep alive in our classrooms and in our hearts – so that we never forget the suffering and devastation that the First Nations, Inuit and Métis people have endured. As a symbol of our collective grief, the SMLS flags are being lowered to half-mast for this week.  

As a school community, we pray for the souls of the 215 young lives that were taken from their families and taken from our world. We pray for truth, reconciliation and healing.
Yours sincerely,

Nancy Richards, M.Ed.
Head of School

St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

1080 Linbrook Road, Oakville, ON L6J 2L1

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