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City of Sudbury: City encourages residents to commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Press Release

Sep 27, 2022

On September 30, the City of Greater Sudbury will be observing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour residential school survivors, their families and communities.

The community is encouraged to attend events and ceremonies marking National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, to learn more about residential schools, consider what each of us can do to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and to recommit understanding the truth of our shared history.

With support from the City, the Indigenous Community Collective will host an event commemorating National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Bell Park

  • The event will begin with a sunrise ceremony at 7 a.m.
  • There will be storytelling, performances and Anishinaabe food and craft vendors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Admission is free for all, and guests are encouraged to wear orange.

Walk to Bell Park in Orange with N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre

  • The open invitation walk from their location at 110 Elm St. to the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre will begin at 8:30 a.m.
  • Motorists should expect delays on both Elm Street and Paris Street from 8:30a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Greater Sudbury Police Service will provide cruisers and officers on bicycles to ensure the safety of the walking group.

The Sudbury Wolves Season Opener at 7 p.m. will also be dedicated to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

For more information on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, visit the Indigenous Community Collective’s website at For additional links and resources, visit

Municipal Service Schedule

Holiday schedules will apply to the following municipal services on Friday, September 30, 2022:

  • Landfills, transfer sites and the recycling centre will be open. Waste collection scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2022 will be changed to Saturday, October 1, 2022. Please ensure your waste is at the roadside by 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning.
  • GOVA Transit will be running regular service.
  • Libraries, Citizen Service Centres, Tom Davies Square and the Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter will be closed.
  • Greater Sudbury pools and fitness facilities will be closed.
  • 311 and Live Web Chat ( will not be available. Call 311 for urgent public works or animal control services. Register to submit service requests any time on the Customer Service Portal at or email [email protected]

Please note that City social media accounts are not monitored regularly on municipal holidays.

For more information about municipal services, visit or contact 311.



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