What local high school students learned this Orange Shirt Day 2019

On September 30 2019, a special assembly was held at Pemberton Secondary School to acknowledge Orange Shirt Day. The stories shared at that assembly grew out of an experience held the previous Thursday, as Lil'wat elders, Lil'wat leaders, teachers, students, Indigenous Support Workers, and community members, worked out how to craft a meaningful way for … Continue reading What local high school students learned this Orange Shirt Day 2019

Natalie Langmann on how she explained Orange Shirt Day to her four year old

I knew I could count on Natalie, when I wondered out loud "how do I explain Orange Shirt Day to my five year old?" Her explanations of Remembrance Day and the Terry Fox run were so good, I screenshot them, for reference. File under Good (and Age-Appropriate) Answers to Hard Questions. If you're rifling in the … Continue reading Natalie Langmann on how she explained Orange Shirt Day to her four year old

Orange Shirt Day is September 30, so your wardrobe choice is a no-brainer

Yesterday, the staff at the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District were unusually colour-coordinated. The entire team dressed to support  Orange Shirt Day - Every Child Matters, which takes place tomorrow, and to invite everyone in the community to join in the spirit of reconciliation, and wear orange this Saturday (September 30) to acknowledge this growing national movement, … Continue reading Orange Shirt Day is September 30, so your wardrobe choice is a no-brainer

Dig out your best and brightest orange for Orange Shirt Day this Friday

This Friday, let's make the entire Pemberton region, from the Meadows to downtown, to Mt Currie, to D'arcy, a sea of orange. 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’s account … Continue reading Dig out your best and brightest orange for Orange Shirt Day this Friday