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Letter from the director

June 2, 2021

To the staff, Board of Governors and Volunteer Guides:

The discovery of 215 children’s remains in an unmarked, mass grave at the Kamloops Indian Residential School is a national horror.

To respect and honour these children and their communities, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery has illuminated the building’s façade and windows with orange lights.

We are also encouraging donations to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society at to recognize the pain and trauma that persist.

And we encourage everyone to be aware of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action available at

Thomas Smart
Director and CEO