ORANGE SHIRT DAY 2017 is SEPTEMBER 29
PRSD schools celebrate Orange Shirt Day this Friday.
Orange Shirt Day is officially September 30th (Saturday) therefore PRSD schools will wear orange and host their activities and events this Friday, September 29, 2017.
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 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 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.
Please join us by wearing orange on Friday in honor of residential school survivors and in the spirit of reconciliation and hope - EVERY CHILD MATTERS. Family and community members are also welcome to join us for our Orange Shirt Day assembly at 10:15 AM in the school gymnasium.