Orange Shirt Day honors the legacy of the 2013 St. Joseph Mission Residential School commemoration event, held in Williams Lake, B.C. It grew out of a former student’s account of having her brand-new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school. Wearing an orange shirt is meant to recognize the harm done to residential school students and show a commitment to the principle that every child matters. To show their support, Brock Canada held a team lunch where everyone wore an orange t-shirt. The t-shirts were then donated to The Bissell Centre, an Edmonton organization working with homeless individuals and families in the area.

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