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Orange Shirt Day is September 29th


We are once again participating in Orange Shirt Day on September 29.  Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event that was held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in 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. It has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. Our division will recognize Orange Shirt Day on Thursday, September 29, 2022. This 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 set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.

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