On September 30th, every child matters.
Orange Shirt Day is commemorated annually to witness and honour the healing journey of First Nations survivors and their families. It is an opportunity for the community to come together and support reconciliation and hope for future generations.
Resolutions have currently been passed in support of Orange Shirt Day by local governments, school districts, and First Nations in the Cariboo and beyond. Learn more about the legacy of Orange Shirt Day.
This September, we will be showing our support of Orange Shirt Day with a commemorative walk and drumming, bannock and a BBQ lunch, an interactive art exhibit that highlights the exceptional story of a residential school survivor, and a series of free, hands-on workshops.
During the event, you will have the opportunity to create an idea board with our Early Childhood Education students, get an ECG or your blood pressure checked by Practical Nursing students, attend a Social Services Worker presentation, and discover a 20-piece art installation (paired with audio recordings) that narrates the life story of Bea Silver.
Official Orange Shirt Day T-shirts and bracelets will be sold by donation.
Date: September 30, 2019
Location: Abbotsford campus