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Orange Shirt Day

October 16, 2018

Educators and students all over Alberta recognized Orange Shirt Day in remembrance of the experiences of former residential school students.

Residential school survivor Phyllis Webstad of Williams Lake, B.C., began the campaign. When she was six, Webstad had her special orange shirt taken away on her first day at residential school.

Staff from Ecole St. Mary School in Whitecourt participated in Orange Shirt Day on Monday, Oct. 1. 
St. John XXIII Catholic School in Fort Saskatchewan. 
Staff at Good Shepherd Catholic Elementary School in Edmonton.
Florence MacDougall School in High Level recognized Orange Shirt Day with an assembly, in-class presentations and hallway displays.
St. Theresa School in Sherwood Park.
Students at Mary Bergeron Elementary School in Edson designed orange shirts with the “Every Child Matters” slogan and wrote why each student matters.

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