Recognizing Truth and Reconciliation Day


In light of recent tragic events and discoveries surrounding Indigenous communities, the federal government announced September 30 will now be known as Truth and Reconciliation Day. This new annual national day will commemorate the history and ongoing trauma caused by residential schools and honour the communities who continue to grieve.

In the past few years, September 30 was recognized as Orange Shirt Day, a day to honour and remember the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools, and learn more about the painful history of those schools.

This year, we recognize September 30 as both Truth and Reconciliation Day and Orange Shirt Day.

To align with our Values and our support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, we will be acknowledging September 30 and treating it similar to a statutory holiday. Sprott Shaw College and our campuses will be closed, and our staff and employees will be compensated for the day similar to a statutory holiday.

Moreover, Sprott Shaw College has been recognized as an official corporate partner for the Orange Shirt Society, and we will be fundraising to support Orange Shirt Day by selling high-quality orange t-shirts to our students and staff. Each shirt is $20 and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Orange Shirt Society. Sprott Shaw College will also be donating an additional $8 for every shirt purchased.

These orange shirts were designed by Andy Everson, a contemporary Indigenous artist born in Comox, BC.

Stay tuned for more information on how to order your shirt.

Unisex Sizes XS, Small, Medium and Large

ATC Pro Team Short Sleeve Tee

  • 6.3-oz, 100% performance polyester jersey with wicking technology
  • No Bleed Fabric (NBF) created with a unique cationic dye process for easy printing
  • Side seamed
  • Moisture wicking
  • Breathable
  • Tagless

Unisex Sizes XL and XXL

Gildan Ultra 

  • 10.1-oz, 100% Cotton
  • Classic heavyweight fabric
  • Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems
  • Fiber content varies by color, see color list for exceptions
  • Preshrunk jersey knit
  • Seamless double-needle 7/8″ collar
  • Taped neck and shoulders
  • Tear away label

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