Saturday, June 20, 2015

Snuneymuxw Flag Permanent Placement - City Hall

NEWS RELEASE

Snuneymuxw flag to fly at City Hall alongside City and Provincial flags
City to mark National Aboriginal Day with permanent placement of Snuneymuxw flag

During a dedicated event at City Hall starting 11 a.m. Sunday, June 21, Nanaimo City Mayor, Bill McKay, along with Snuneymuxw First Nations Chief, John Wesley; Member of Parliament, Jean Crowder; and Member of the BC Legislative Assembly, Leonard Krog, will mark National Aboriginal Day in Nanaimo with the permanent placement of the Snuneymuxw First Nations flag atop City Hall.

Members of the public and media wishing to take part in this important acknowledgement of friendship and community building are invited to attend Sunday's event.

Residents unable to attend Sunday's flag placement event in person are encouraged to express their support through social media.

"The permanent placement of the Snuneymuxw flag alongside the City and Provincial flags at City Hall this Sunday is long overdue.  I look forward to joining Chief John Wesley and our elected representatives from the federal and provincial governments in marking this important act of friendship between communities." - Bill McKay Mayor City of Nanaimo

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