Thompson Rivers University

Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day

Drummers, singers and supporters during Orange Shirt Day 2017, which was held Sept. 29 in the Campus Court.

Celebrate Indigenous youth and residential school survivors during this annual event.

Phyllis Webstad is the person behind Orange Shirt Day and you can read her story at this link.

Note: Orange Shirt Day is officially on Sept. 30, but with it being a Sunday this year, TRU is celebrating the day on weekday when many members of the TRU community will be able to participate.


Preliminary schedule, which is subject to change

11 a.m. — pizza at Cplul’kw’ten and pick up your free orange shirt while supplies last

11:30 — opening prayer, in the plaza outside the Campus Activity Centre

11:40 — introduction and welcome

11:55 — honour song

12:05 p.m. — guest speaker Phyllis Jack Webstad (founder of Orange Shirt Day)

12:45 — closing remarks

1 — round dance