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Kamloops Indian Residential School Recognition Day | Wear an Orange Shirt

June 2, 2021

Every Child Matters

In response to the Kamloops Indian Residential School tragedy and the unimaginable harm done at all residential schools, Rundle will:

  • Lower our flags for the week of May 31 – June 4, to recognize the lost children and people from our First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities,

  • Encourage students and staff to wear orange on Wednesday, June 2, as a sign of our shared support for those who were and continue to be impacted by injustices. Orange shirts are also worn on September 30th each year in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and well-being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters and our schools are a safe place for all.

  • Encourage staff and students to bring a cash donation on Wednesday, June 2. All donations will be delivered to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. There is no recommended donation size — small or large, anything is appreciated. Rundle will happily accept your gift and steward it along to this important charity. Donations will be collected by classroom teachers and then delivered to our school’s main offices,


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