What is Orange Shirt Day?
In the spring of 2013, a commemoration event was held in Williams Lake, BC to honour those who attended
the St. Joseph Mission residential school. Orange Shirt Day was inspired by the experience and story of Phyllis’
(Jack) Webstad whose shiny new orange shirt was taken away on her first day of school at the Mission. Her
story and Orange shirt day has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential
schools happening annually.
Please wear orange on orange shirt day on September 28th