Orange Shirt Day

An Indigenous dancer performs at Victoria’s Orange Shirt Day ceremony on Sept. 30 (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Victoria Orange Shirt Day ceremony sees sea of orange attend for healing, recognition

Residential school survivors and others spoke to the Centennial Square mass on Thursday

 

Monique Pat, a member of the T’Sou-ke Nation, emcees the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation ceremony in Sooke on Sept. 30. Pat’s mother is a residential school survivor. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

PHOTOS: Large crowd gathers in Sooke on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The day honours the children who died while being forced to attend residential schools and survivors

 

The Lekwungen Dancers perform at the Na’tsa’maht Gathering at Royal Beach Park Sept. 30 in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Na’tsa’maht Gathering aims to bring people together

Events ongoing until 4 p.m. at Royal Bay Beach

 

Victoria’s Orange Shirt Day founders Eddy Charlie (left) and Kristin Spray (right) stand on the steps of the B.C. legislature. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Victoria’s Orange Shirt Day is born out of trauma, friendship and hope

‘There’s room in the circle for everyone’: Sept. 30 invites reconciliation

Victoria’s Orange Shirt Day founders Eddy Charlie (left) and Kristin Spray (right) stand on the steps of the B.C. legislature. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
A survivor of the Alberni residential school, Kathleen Horne, left, and her husband Doug LaFortune stand outside the First Peoples House at the University of Victoria. 
(Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Tsawout residential school survivor no longer afraid to share her story

‘We, as the survivors, can tell the stories for the ones who didn’t get to go home’

A survivor of the Alberni residential school, Kathleen Horne, left, and her husband Doug LaFortune stand outside the First Peoples House at the University of Victoria. 
(Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Kendra Gage, executive director of Hulitan Family and Community Services Society, at the society’s Langford location. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Kendra Gage, executive director of Hulitan Family and Community Services Society, at the society’s Langford location. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Artist Carey Newman’s design for UVic’s 2021 Orange Shirt Day T-shirts. (UVic Photo Services)

Events surrounding National Day for Truth and Reconciliation look to raise awareness

Greater Victoria organizers to share stories of sacrifices made by residential school survivors

Artist Carey Newman’s design for UVic’s 2021 Orange Shirt Day T-shirts. (UVic Photo Services)
Douglas Street from Fisgard Street to Pandora Avenue and Pandora, between Douglas and Government streets, will be closed to vehicle traffic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 for the Xe xe Smun’ eem-Victoria Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters ceremony in Centennial Square. (Google Maps)

Victoria road sections to close near Centennial Square during Orange Shirt Day ceremony

The two downtown blocks will be closed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30

Douglas Street from Fisgard Street to Pandora Avenue and Pandora, between Douglas and Government streets, will be closed to vehicle traffic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 for the Xe xe Smun’ eem-Victoria Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters ceremony in Centennial Square. (Google Maps)
Canadian Pacific has painted one of its locomotives orange in support of the Orange Shirt Society. (Photo submitted)

CP hopes to spark truth, reconciliation conversation with orange locomotive

Orange Shirt Society excited about the commitment

Canadian Pacific has painted one of its locomotives orange in support of the Orange Shirt Society. (Photo submitted)
Artist Carey Newman’s design for the University of Victoria’s 2021 Orange Shirt Day T-shirts. (UVic Photo Services)

Greater Victoria marks Orange Shirt Day with in-person, streamed events

University of Victoria hosts event Sept. 29, City of Victoria on Sept. 30

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Artist Carey Newman’s design for the University of Victoria’s 2021 Orange Shirt Day T-shirts. (UVic Photo Services)
A healing drum song is played during Orange Shirt Day 2019 in downtown Victoria (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. public schools, government offices to close Sept. 30

Province invites residents to ‘have important conversations’ about residential schools

A healing drum song is played during Orange Shirt Day 2019 in downtown Victoria (Black Press Media file photo)
An ‘every child matters’ commemorative mural now stretches a block-long in East Vancouver. (Facebook/Tamara Bell)

Block-long ‘every child matters’ mural in Vancouver to stay 2 years past Canada Day

Haida artist Tamara Bell is among dozens deciding to honor the lives of Indigenous children instead this July 1

An ‘every child matters’ commemorative mural now stretches a block-long in East Vancouver. (Facebook/Tamara Bell)
On Nov. 23, Saanich council voted unanimously in favour of sending a letter encouraging the federal government to pass a bill to declare Sept. 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich calls for national day of reconciliation honouring residential school survivors

Sept. 30 statutory holiday would recognize harm residential schools caused, mayor says

On Nov. 23, Saanich council voted unanimously in favour of sending a letter encouraging the federal government to pass a bill to declare Sept. 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Black Press Media file photo)
National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde holds up an Orange Shirt Day T-shirt as he speaks during the Honouring National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ceremony in Gatineau, Quebec on Sept. 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Liberals revive efforts to make Sept. 30 holiday for Indigenous reconciliation

Orange Shirt Day commemorates the experiences of Indigenous children in residential schools

National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde holds up an Orange Shirt Day T-shirt as he speaks during the Honouring National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ceremony in Gatineau, Quebec on Sept. 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Orange shirt day was sparked from Phyllis Webstad’s account of having her sparkly new orange shirt taken away on her first day of St. Joseph Mission residential school. Since then, Orange Shirt Day has become a way to keep the discussion going on all aspects of residential schools. Thy can be purchased at Big Wheel Burger for $20. (File contributed/City of Victoria)
Orange shirt day was sparked from Phyllis Webstad’s account of having her sparkly new orange shirt taken away on her first day of St. Joseph Mission residential school. Since then, Orange Shirt Day has become a way to keep the discussion going on all aspects of residential schools. Thy can be purchased at Big Wheel Burger for $20. (File contributed/City of Victoria)