What's happening near you this Canada Day?

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Canada has so much to celebrate in its almost 153 years of history. That being said, in light of recent events, we at West Island News felt it especially important to acknowledge that our Canada Celebrations and community events will take place on traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous land.

It is important to understand the extensive history that has led us all to reside on what we now call Canadian soil. We must continue to understand our place within our country's history. Colonialism is a current ongoing process, and we as a community must learn to be mindful and intentional in our community participation.

As you carry out your Canada Day celebrations, remember to be mindful of the uglier parts of our history, and acknowledge the communities who called this country home before it ever had a name.

More than 300 years of history in Dorval

This permanent exhibition, located at 1850 Chemin du Bord-du-Lac—Lakeshore “portrays the social and economic history of the City of Dorval, from New France to the present day.”

Showcased through 19th-century coach house stalls, a Hall of Honor, and a timeline enhanced by historical artifacts and various media stations, this exhibit tells you all about the historical events of the city of Dorval.

Visits must be made upon reservation by phone or by e-mail.

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