The Book Man partnered with Fairfield Island Flowers on a fundraiser in honour of first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ( The Book Man)

The Book Man partnered with Fairfield Island Flowers on a fundraiser in honour of first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ( The Book Man)

Chilliwack flower fundraiser to honour Truth and Reconciliation Day

The funds raised on Sept. 30 will help pay for local unmarked grave searches

Two Chilliwack businesses created a unique fundraiser with flower bouquets in recognition of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The Book Man partnered with Fairfield Flowers on Sept. 30 to make special bouquets available, as part of a series of actions being taken for reconciliation.

“All profits generated from this fundraiser will be directly donated to the Stó꞉lō Chiefs’ Council to aid them in their difficult work of researching potential local burial sites,” said Amber Price, owner of the Book Man.

Bouquets were by donation, starting at $15.

They raised $1,330.

“Special thanks to Heidi Onos (owner of Fairfield Flowers) for her generosity in creating these special bouquets, so that our clients can make a difference,” said Price.

In addition, 10 per cent of book sales were donated to the cause.

*The Book Man acknowledges that we stand on the unceded and stolen Stó:lō territories,” Price added.

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