Orange Shirt Day September 30 2018
Orange Shirt Day is on Sunday, September 30, 2018
What is Orange Shirt Day?
Orange Shirt Day is a growing movement of reconciliation, and legacy of the 2013 St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event, held in Williams Lake, B.C. It grew out of a former student’s account of having her brand-new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school.
Wearing an Orange Shirt is meant to recognize the harm done to residential school students, and show a commitment to the principle that every child matters.
A date in September was chosen because it is the time of year when 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.
Orange Shirt Day is 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.
Orange Shirt Day Orders: http://safeandcaring.ca/orangeshirtday/
In support of Orange shirt day Thorhild Central School will be placing an order for t-shirts the first week of September. You can either place a personal order off the website using the link provided or come in and place an order through the school.
If you would like to order a t-shirt through the school please come in and pay by cheque or cash on or before September 5th. The order form is attached.