Creighton Community School is recognizing Orange Shirt Day today. Their School Coordinator Carol Sutherland explains Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School commemoration held in William’s Lake in the spring of 2013. She says it grew out of a survivor’s story of having her shirt taken away on her first day of school and it has become an opportunity to discuss all aspects of Residential Schools annually. She adds 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.
Staff and students are encouraged to join in on the national event in which every Canadian is encouraged to wear an orange shirt in the spirit of healing and reconciliation.