How the Calgary Tower was lit orange to honour National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

October 3, 2021
Taza News

History was made on the 30th of September 2021, as it marked the first official recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Earlier this year Ann Pattemore, whose family owns and runs Metro Ford downtown, reached out to the Calgary Tower asking to light the tower in orange for September 30th. When asked why she wanted to do this, Ann had this to say: “The Calgary Tower has been a symbol of importance in Calgary for a couple of generations. It has lit the sky for celebratory events like the Olympics and also been lit to promote worthwhile causes. It only seemed right to me that it be lit for this important occasion to help shine a light on the history and legacy of residential schools.”

In an effort to show their continued support to Tsuut’ina Nation, Metro Ford and Big 4 Motors have both donated to the Tsuut’ina Food Bank. We thank Ann, both the dealerships, and those at the Calgary Tower for supporting the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and we hope for continued support over the years.

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(Image Source: Calgary Tower Facebook)

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