United Church of Canada Archives, 93.049P429, 1950s, Alberni School.
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They came, they spoke and they witnessed.
The Regional Event in Victoria is now a part of history.
In total. 2345 people registered to be part of this event. Of those, nearly 400 identified as former attendess of Residential School, leaving almost 2,000 people who came to hear the truth be told and to share what they have learned with others.
Over 150 statements were provided to the Commission, adding to the documentation that will establish the truth of what happened in the schools.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission wishes to thank all of the participcants who made the Regional Event in Victoria such a strong success.
The TRC will return to British Columbia in September 2013 for the BC National Event in Vancouver.
In the meantime, the planning continues for the Saskatchewan National Event (SNE) from June 21 to 24, 2012 in Saskatoon.