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Orange Shirt Day - Monday September 30, 2019

posted Sep 26, 2019, 12:39 PM by St. Benedict School

September 30th marks Orange Shirt Day in Canada.  Orange Shirt Day is an initiative “to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.”


The origin of Orange Shirt Day is based on Phyllis Webstad’s story of having her new orange shirt that her grandmother bought her taken away on her first day at Residential School. It was replaced by the school uniform.  read Phyllis Webstad’s story


Students are invited to wear an orange shirt to participate in the day.

For further information about Orange Shirt Day, you can check out this website: http://www.orangeshirtday.org/.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school.


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