September 30th has been federally legislated as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This new statutory holiday is to recognize and reflect on the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools in Canada.
On Thursday, September 30, 2021, to honour National Truth and Reconciliation Day, the Dawson Group of Companies will pause our operations. Dawson Group recognizes the importance of this day for our employees, partnerships, and communities, and we are formally recognizing September 30 as a statutory holiday for our entire group of companies across BC.
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At Dawson, we pride ourselves in doing well as an organization, so we can do good in our communities. To honour the discovery of the 215 unmarked graves of children found at the Kamloops Residential School site, our team reached out to the Kamloops organization, PIT Stop, to offer our support for their program.
PIT Stop advised that they needed three new stainless steel kitchen carts to assist with food preparation and delivery, and we are pleased to share that our group will be donating these carts to PIT Stop in the name of bringing action to reconciliation.
PIT Stop strives to reduce the impacts of poverty by suppling hot, nutritious meals each Sunday to many community members. To learn more about their program and how you can help, please visit their website.
Please join us in honoring this important day and collectively taking action towards reconciliation with Indigenous people.
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