Wednesday, September 30th
Orange Shirt Day takes place annually on September 30th. It 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 new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it acknowledges the history and legacy of the residential school system in Canada by honouring survivors and remembering those who did not.
It is a day to demonstrate, by wearing orange, that all students matter and that we are committed to the ongoing process of reconciliation.
Students and staff are encouraged to wear an orange shirt or other item on Wednesday, September 30th.