A trio of keynote speakers will help mark the 4th annual Orange Shirt Day in Grande Prairie. Speakers from three generations will be sharing their stories about the impacts of residential schools across Canada.
The event will also feature smudging, a display of Indigenous authors available at the Grande Prairie Public Library, and a free community lunch for everyone. A design for a planned memorial which recognizes and honours those impacted by residential schools slated for Grande Prairie will also be unveiled.
The event takes place on September 30th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre and is free for everyone in the community to attend.
First held in Grande Prairie in 2016, Orange Shirt Day takes place every September 30th in an effort to continue to the discussion on the effects of the residential school system and moving forward as a community.