Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013. This project was the vision of Esketemc (Alkali Lake) Chief Fred Robbins, who is a former student himself.
It brought together former students and their families from the Secwepemc, Tsilhqot’in, Southern Dakelh and St’at’imc Nations along with the Cariboo Regional District, the Mayors and municipalities, School Districts and civic organizations in the Cariboo Region.
Lethbridge School Division is recognizing Orange Shirt Week from Sept. 28-Oct. 2, as schools throughout the Division are holding events on various days.
Learn more about Orange Shirt Day here: ORANGE SHIRT
Click on the following link for more information on how elementary schools marked Orange Shirt Day: ELEMENTARY