Monday, September 30, 2019

Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters

Blackville School kindergarten students 
Many students and staff wore orange shirts today, September 30, to support and promote awareness of residential school survivors. 

The colour orange is significant to residential school survivors because of Phyllis Webstad. In 1973, six year old Phyllis Webstad wanted to wear her new shirt to Mission School.

But when Phyllis arrived to the school, she was forced to remove her new orange shirt, and she never saw it again.  

According to, Phyllis said, "Since then the colour orange has always reminded me of that and how my feelings didn't matter, how no one cared and how I felt like I was worth nothing." 

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