Orange Shirt Day, September 29th, 2017
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.
Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
It is traditional to encourage the wearing of an orange item of clothing on that day as a symbol. We also have t-shirts available to help celebrate this event. If you are interested in purchasing one please see Mrs. Tse in the office. The price for the t-shirts is $15.00.