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Notice: Blackville Canada Day fireworks cancelled

In light of the recent discoveries of unmarked graves at sites of former residential schools, the village of Blackville has decided to cancel the Canada Day Fireworks this year.

The village will join other communities across New Brunswick and the rest of Canada to pause in solidarity this Canada Day.

The parade and park celebrations had previously been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

10 Comments

  1. Heather Perry on June 26, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    This is the least we can do. Is the counsel
    donating the funds, set aside for fireworks, etc…, to the indigenous communities to help fund finding the unmarked graves of the victims in our area. Or a fund could be donated to support trauma treatment and healing. Good to see our small community doing the right thing.

  2. Paulette Vipond on June 26, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    I’ll start out by saying, I’m a First Nation and my mother was a residential school survivor. She never talked much about it but the stories I did hear were sad and I never knew why she was the way she was until my sister explained it to me. She treated us like the school treated her. I know I will upset many but in my opinion I feel it would be more honorable to continue with the festivities of Canada day but wear you orange shirts in honour of the children. I feel we should stand together as a nation in these horrific times. I know I’m still proud to be Canadian.

    • Amy G. Brewer on June 26, 2021 at 12:44 pm

      Paulette Vipond, this brought tears to my eyes. I think it’s an awesome idea for anyone who can to wear a orange tshirt on Canada Day and continue with celebrations. Not every Canadian was behind what happened to those poor children. I have Native family and love them dearly. I agree, wear the orange and show that we stand behind you and in memory of all the children. ❤❤❤

    • Liz Normand on June 26, 2021 at 12:45 pm

      Now that would be a fitting tribute to honor them for the injustice they suffered and may it be a reminder to let go of old ideas and prejudices… stand against it. That’s how it changes… No we can’t change the world but we can be a example of tolerance and peace.

    • Brenda Lee on June 26, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      It does feel like celebrating this year would be in poor taste, even though this is the year we probably needed a celebration the most.

  3. Lillian Donovan on June 26, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    I so support this 👏

  4. DeAnna Marie on June 26, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    100% agree with this decision 🧡🧡

  5. Tessy Taylor on June 26, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Welalin thank you merci 🤍💛❤🖤🧡

  6. Stephanie Ward on June 26, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you

  7. Melissa Simon on June 26, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    Welalioq ❤️🖤🤍💛🧡

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