Orange Shirt Day in Maple Ridge

October 2, 2019

By Colleen Flanagan, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News 

Students at Eric Langton elementary donned bright orange on Monday to mark Orange Shirt Day in recognition of the harm that was done to First Nations children in Canada by residential schools.

In recognition of the day, students and their families were treated to a bannock breakfast with sausages, apples, and juice.

Last week, students learned about Phyllis Webstad, whose personal story inspired this day of awareness.

Webstad’s grandmother bought her a bright new orange shirt to attend her first day of school at a residential school when she was six-years-old.

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