Twenty years ago, the doors to 20 Bredin Parkway—the location where the majority of our services are currently offered—were opened. In recognition of this milestone, and as part of our commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, we felt that now would be a significant time to acknowledge the land on which the building sits. Yesterday, with the help of a First Nations Elder and some local representatives, we held a small, meaningful ceremony to reveal a new plaque that was installed to acknowledge and honour the original inhabitants of this land.
Thank you to Saugeen First Nation Elder, Shirley John, for walking guests through a moving and insightful service. Thank you to Debbie and Gil Sipkema from the Dufferin County Cultural Resource Circle for all of their help in getting us prepared for this ceremony.
And big thanks to Colin Forrester from Edenwood Custom Furniture and Mark Brooks from Angcam Metal Ltd. for putting together and donating a beautiful stand for our plaque. It is stunning and we are thrilled with the end result.