In just two years since it’s inception to commemorate the residential school experience, honor the healing journey of survivors, and commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation, Orange Shirt Day continues to grow.
Phyllis Webstad, who gave an update with Joan Sorley before Williams Lake City Council last night, says she is humbled and honored that her story has touched so many lives.
The Orange Shirt Day Facebook page had 72,000 hits last year compared to 30,000 in 2013.
Webstad says she is currently in the process of working to get her story about her shiny orange shirt which was taken away from her on her first day at residential school published.
Orange Shirt Day takes place on Sept. 30.