Wear orange to show 'Every Child Matters'

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It's a relatively new day of recognition that seeks to create a sea of orange in schools to stop racism and build understanding.

Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters began in 2013 in British Columbia. Canadians are encouraged to wear orange in support of residential school survivors and to acknowledge the generational impact these schools had.

Aside from recognition, the day is intended to spark a conversation about residential schools in the spirit of reconciliation.

The day falls on Sept. 30, the time of year when children were taken from their homes to residential schools.

Milo Community School and Arrowwood Community School held their Orange Shirt Day events on Sept. 29.

For more information, please visit www.orangeshirtday.org,