The Woodland Cultural Centre is now accepting orders of Orange T-Shirts for Orange Shirt Day 2020.
Orange Shirt Day occurs on September 30th each year. It is a time for us to be mindful of the experiences of those who attended residential schools in Canada, and to acknowledge the resiliency of Survivors of the residential school system. Orange Shirt Day originated in British Columbia in recognition of a residential school Survivor whose grandmother had purchased a new orange shirt for them to wear on their first day of school; upon admission, that shirt was taken away and the Survivor never saw it again. The Orange Shirt has since been adopted as a visual representation of the things which our communities have endured throughout the legacy of residential schools and are a recognizable way for us to show our support for Survivors in their healing journeys.
For the fourth year, the Woodland Cultural Centre is selling orange t-shirts, which can be ordered by employees or employers for purchase ahead of the September 30th date.
T-Shirts are available in Youth Sizes Small-XL, and Adult Sizes Small-3XL. All sizes are Unisex. The cost per t-shirt is $20.00, with available methods of payment being cash, debit/credit and cheque.
DEADLINE: Volume Orders are due Thursday, August 20th.
All orders will be available for pickup on Tuesday September 8th. Delivery may be available for organizations outside of the Brantford/Brant County/Six Nations/New Credit area for a fee and by special arrangement only.
All proceeds from the sale of these shirts go towards supporting the Save the Evidence campaign, which aims to repair and restore the former Mohawk Institute Residential School for use as an interpretive historic site. As one of only a handful of former residential school buildings still standing in Canada, and one of only two in Ontario, the site will be incorporated into Woodland Cultural Centre’s one-of-a-kind educational experience and stand testimony to continued Indigenous Resilience.
The support from businesses, schools, and organizations over the past years has been incredible and we hope, even though 2020 is a different year, to see the same response from the local community and Nation wide.
Remember, the sooner you are able to submit your orders, the better to guarantee you will receive them in time! Curbside Pickup and Shipping Options are available.
100% of the proceeds from these sales will go to benefit the Save the Evidence campaign, which is working to raise support for the refurbishing and repair of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School building for use as an interpreted historic site. Learn more about the Save the Evidence Campaign
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