REGINA – Together with communities across the country, school boards throughout the province will again officially recognize “Orange Shirt Day” on Saturday, Sept. 30, as requested annually by the Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA).
Sept. 30 has also been proclaimed federally in Canada as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
“On behalf of our 27 member boards of education, the SSBA is encouraging school communities, and all residents of the province, to participate in Orange Shirt Day by wearing orange and taking the time to reflect on the history and harmful legacy of residential schools,” said Jaimie Smith-Windsor, president of the SSBA. “This day represents an opportunity to expand our understandings and commit to growing together and toward reconciliation.”
Orange Shirt Day is part of a larger movement in the country to provide opportunity to unite in a spirit of reconciliation and hope for our future generations.
This day was first proclaimed in Saskatchewan in 2016 and the Government of Saskatchewan proclaims the day every year at the request of the SSBA.