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August 30, 2021

Sunrise Credit Union will recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. As a result, all Sunrise branches and head office will be closed on this date and reopen for service on Friday, October 1.

A new federal statutory holiday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, was included as part of the Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s final report in 2015. As noted in the Calls to Action, the day is meant to “honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.” The date was selected to coincide with Orange Shirt Day.

While the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is not a provincial statutory holiday, the decision to recognize it is part of Sunrise Credit Union’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

"This day is more than another holiday. It’s important to create space for learning and reflection,” said Sunrise President and CEO Tim Klassen, “At Sunrise, we take responsibility to listen and learn from within our organization and beyond and carry that with us as we work to better our efforts in truth and reconciliation.”

On National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we invite our staff, members, and our communities at large to invest some time to reflect and consider your role in reconciliation today and in the future, at home, at work, and in your community.

About Sunrise Credit Union
Formed in 2008, Sunrise Credit Union offers personalized service to approximately 33,000 members across 20 branches. Sunrise Credit Union serves Baldur, Boissevain, Brandon, Cypress River, Deloraine, Grandview, Hartney, Holland, Laurier, Melita, Minnedosa, Oakburn, Reston, Sandy Lake, Shoal Lake, Ste. Rose du lac, Strathclair, Treherne, Virden, and Waskada.