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.
There will be several activities to mark the day organized by Byrne Creek students. To find out more, come see some of the resources located in the LLC. Click on Byrne Creek Library’s Books and DVDs on Residential Schools to see some of the resources available.