EventsScreening: Phyllis Webstad Orange Shirt Day

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Screening: Phyllis Webstad Orange Shirt Day

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Lakeshore Branch


Join us for a screening of Phyllis Webstad's Video: Orange Shirt Day. 

Phyllis Webstad is Northern Secwpemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band). She comes from mixed Secwepemc and Irish/French heritage, was born in Dog Creek, and lives in Williams Lake, BC. Today, Phyllis is married, has one son, a stepson and five grandchildren. She is the Founder and Ambassador of the Orange Shirt Society, and tours the country telling her story and raising awareness about the impacts of the residential school system. She has now published two books, the “Orange Shirt Story” and “Phyllis’s Orange Shirt” for younger children.

In 2017 Phyllis received the TRU Distinguished Alumni Award for her unprecedented impact on local, provincial, national and international communities through the sharing of her orange shirt story.

In honour of the 10 year mark of Orange Shirt Day, Phyllis Webstad shares the Orange Shirt Day origin story by reliving what it was like growing up in an Indigenous community and attending a residential school as a third generation residential school survivor. 

Suggested Audience: Ages 7-100+

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Registration is optional but is encouraged. Drop-ins are welcome.

Please note: While masks are no longer required, we are a mask-friendly environment. Please make the choice that makes you feel safest and most comfortable.

Suitable for:
Junior (7-10 years)
Tweens (10-13 years)
General Interest & Life-Long Learning

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