You can expect a regular day for retail on Friday in Steinbach.
Friday is the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. Michelle Bezditny, Executive Director for Steinbach Chamber of Commerce says the day honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. She notes it is not a statutory holiday in Manitoba, but rather a federal holiday. This means that provincially regulated businesses are not required to close.
"What this means is businesses and organizations not federally regulated can decide for themselves if they want to close, remain open or reduce hours," notes Bezditny.
She says examples of federally regulated businesses are financial institutions, transportation, broadcasting and Canada Post. Businesses falling within these sectors will be closed.
In Steinbach, Bezditny says generally retail and other businesses will open with regular hours. These are Friday's hours for the following stores in Steinbach:
- Walmart: 7 am to 10 pm
- Shoppers Drug Mart: 8 am to 10pm
- Superstore: 8 am to 10 pm
- Sobeys: 7 am to 10 pm
- Canadian Tire: 8 am to 8 pm
- Clearspring Centre: 10 am to 8 pm
The Jake Epp Library will remain closed all day Friday.
The Steinbach Aquatic Centre is closed for annual maintenance until October 10th.
Mennonite Heritage Village will be open for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. There will be free admission and handouts for a self-guided history walking tour.
Steinbach Credit Union has advised members that all of its branches will be closed on Friday and will reopen for regular business hours on Saturday.