News

September 30 Is Orange Shirt Day

Honour residential school survivors, their families, and their communities
City Hall
September 29, 2020

Tomorrow is #OrangeShirtDay, a day to honour residential school survivors, their families, and their communities, recognizing the effects residential schools had on them and the legacy they left behind. 

Wear orange to help remember and pay respect to the Indigenous children who attended these schools. It’s also an opportunity to listen, learn, and celebrate Indigenous culture. A great place to start is with Phyllis’ story, found on the Orange Shirt Day website. Learn how having her brand-new orange shirt taken away from her on her first day at a residential school has inspired this annual event that keeps the conversation going, helping build bridges and foster greater understanding for new generations. 

Read Phyllis’ story: https://www.orangeshirtday.org/phyllis-story.html 

With in-person events a challenge due to the pandemic, why not join a Facebook Live Q&A with Phyllis Webstad tomorrow at 11 am? Find the details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/343699400308863/

Home > Discover Terrace > News > September 30 Is Orange Shirt Day