A statement from the elected Commissioners of Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

2018-2022 Vancouver Park Board commissioners
November 4 2022 –

This week, the Commissioners of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation sent a letter of apology (284 KB) to the leaders of the three Host Nations. The letter apologizes for the Park Board’s actions and inactions in relation to colonialism, and the harm inflicted on Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples both historically and in the present day.

We sincerely hope this apology forms one more step on the road toward reconciliation, and that these words are supported by ongoing work among our governments and communities.

Chair Stuart Mackinnon