What is Orange Shirt Day all about?

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younggirl_orangeADSB will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day on Thursday September 29th (a day ahead of the national date of September 30 due to the PD day on Friday).

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission 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.

By wearing orange (tshirts, scarves, hats, buttons) ADSB will collectively remember residential school survivors and those who did not survive.

Grade 4, 5 and 7 students from HM Robbins’ Students Council took time during their nutrition break on Tuesday to put together over 230 orange ribbons to be worn by that school’s student and staff population on Thursday.

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