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Orange Shirt Day on September 30

Orange Shirt Day on September 30
Posted on 09/30/2019
Orange Shirt Day on September 30

Monday, September 30, 2019 is Orange Shirt Day in honour of residential school survivors, which presents an opportunity for Canadians to demonstrate their commitment to reconciliation. Many Bluewater District School Board students and staff are sporting orange and learning about the history of our Indigenous citizens and residential schools to recognize this important occasion. The ongoing slogan for Orange Shirt Day is “Every Child Matters”.

Orange Shirt Day was founded by former residential school student Phyllis (Jack) Webstad who, at the age of six years old, had her bright orange shirt confiscated on the first day of school. Since children were taken to residential school at the end of September, it was decided that Orange Shirt Day would occur annually on September 30.

Please visit to learn more about Orange Shirt Day.

Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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