Wood Buffalo RCMP investigate mischief to Memorial at Jubilee Centre

August 30, 2021
Wood Buffalo, Alberta

News release

On Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, Wood Buffalo RCMP received a report of mischief in front of the Jubilee Centre at 9909 Franklin Avenue.

Preliminary investigation reveals on Aug. 28, 2021, sometime during Saturday afternoon and evening, a person or persons, unlawfully disassembled a memorial that had been put in place to honour the memory of Indigenous children who died while at residential schools. The shoes were removed from their place on the stairs and placed in a pile around a near-by flower bed with a sign stating, "Garage Sale, all items free."

This memorial was erected in response to the discovery of unmarked graves at residential schools and in support of the "Every Child Matters" movement. The memorial was to remain in place until September 30, 2021.

Wood Buffalo RCMP's investigation is ongoing.

Wood Buffalo RCMP are asking the public's assistance for any information in relation to this incident (or identifying those responsible). Please contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.


Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations

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