Every year on September 30th, we honor our survivors of the Indian Residential School Systems by wearing orange. Orange Shirt Day 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 shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary Indigenous Initiatives stream is hosting a fundraiser again this year to support the Iiyika’kimaat youth program, bring awareness to the history of Indigenous people and to honor our survivors.
To purchase an Orange Day Shirt, call Jessica Smith at 403-620-4103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org