PLEASE NOTE: ANY ORDERS SUBMITTED AFTER TODAY WILL NOT BE RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 30/19. ORANGE SHIRTS ARE STILL AVAILABE FOR PICK UP IN OUR SHOP AT 856 CENTURY STREET. WE HAVE STOCK STILL AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP ONLY.
With September fast approaching so does Orange Shirt Day on September 30, 2019.
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of the story of a child 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 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. It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.
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.
*A portion of all sales will be donated to an IRS Programming*
- Available in Youth Sizes Small to YXL
- Adult Sizes Small-XXXL