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City of Regina participates in “Orange Shirt Day”

Thu Sep 28 13:27:56 CST 2017

The City of Regina is proud to participate, alongside and in partnership with many local organizations and individuals, in commemorating the annual “Orange Shirt Day”, recognized this year on September 29.

Since the spring of 2013, Orange Shirt Day has become a legacy event, based on Phyllis Webstad having her orange shirt taken away on her first day of residential school. The annual commemoration of this event has become an opportunity to remind Canadians of the importance of reconciliation.

“Reconciliation is a priority for the City of Regina.  We are committed to fulfilling the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s municipally directed Calls to Action.  Participating in Orange Shirt Day activities is one way to demonstrate our commitment, with further actions underway through Reconciliation Regina,” said Mayor Michael Fougere.

“Orange Shirt Day is an important opportunity for local governments, organizations and residents in our community to come together in the spirit of reconciliation. It also provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of anti-racism and anti-bullying within our community,” added City Manager, Chris Holden.  

For further information on the background and origins of “Orange Shirt Day” please visit www.orangeshirtday.org.