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Written By Rob Smith - September 29 2021
We acknowledge, and are very grateful, that our company operates on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.In recognition of the privilege of operating on First Nation's land, we will be donating 20% of our sales today (September 30) to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. IRSSS provides essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, and those dealing with Intergenerational traumas.All sales both instore and online will contributeLearn more about IRSSS
GratitudeOur weekly Flight Crew Run Club run is this evening. We encourage you to wear orange and join us for either our 3K/5K/10K so we can all practice our gratitude for the land we run on daily.EducateOver the past few months we have been working to better educate ourselves on residential schools and the history of the First Nations people in our communities.Here are some useful resources:Indigenous Canada: a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of AlbertaReconciliation Through Indigenous Education: a 6-Week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the University of British Columbia (the next course starts today)History of Sen̓áḵw: the land we now know as Vanier Park (courtesy of Bard on the Beach)Phyllis's Orange Shirt is an adaptation of The Orange Shirt Story: great for adults and childrenSḵwx̱wú7mesh place names, their history and why they continue to be important to Sḵwx̱wú7mesh peopleWe are committed to share in the work needed to educate ourselves and others on the atrocities faced by our Indigenous brothers and sisters, in the past and today, on the land and oceans we work and run on daily.