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Orange Shirt Day

On Wednesday, September 28, Bradner Elementary will be wearing the colour orange in honour of Orange Shirt Day. 

A Brief History of Orange Shirt Day:

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of a story of a young girl named Phyllis who had her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission. It has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.  The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to discuss anti-racism and anti-bullying for the coming school year.  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.

Current until: Saturday, October 1st, 2022
Posted: Thursday, September 15th, 2022