Eddie Gardner (standing

Eddie Gardner (standing

Paddling Together

UFV hosted the Indian Residential School Day of Learning event in the Gathering Place at the Chilliwack campus on Wednesday.

Eddie Gardner (standing, at left), UFV elder-in-residence, speaks during the Indian Residential School Day of Learning event in the Gathering Place at the Chilliwack campus on Wednesday. The replica of a 12-person canoe (seen here) was part of the day’s ‘Paddling Together’ theme. Twelve people circled the canoe — four were residential school survivors — in a ceremony which “showed a meaningful way to represent healing, understanding, facing the truth, and creating harmonic relationships,” said Gardner.