Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 to commemorate the residential experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation, as well as remind us all that “Every Child Matters”. The establishment of National Truth & Reconciliation comes as Canadians reflect on the confirmations of unmarked graves at residential school sites across the country, including 215 children buried at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.
The BC Lions, along with our partners, will continue to create awareness around National Day for Truth & Reconciliation and promote this important message through our Orange Shirt Day game on September 30th against the Ottawa Redblacks.
The Story of Orange Shirt Day
The story of Orange Shirt Day – an important story that we’re proud to be able to share. Thank you to Phyllis Webstad & chief of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Nation Rosanne Casimir for continuing to teach us about Truth and Reconciliation
Orange Shirt Day Merchandise
100% of the Orange Shirt Day merchandise proceeds go to the Orange Shirt Society and Indian Residential School Survivors Society and also go toward hosting survivors of the residential schools and their families at BC Lions home games.
Corrine Hunt | The Story Behind Lions Orange Shirt Logo
Every Child Matters. Following the confirmation of 215 missing Indigenous children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in May, the BC Lions embarked on a special project to bring awareness the history of residential schoools in Canada prior to National Truth & Reconciliation Day. Part of the plan was to team up with Kwakwaka’wakw/Tlingit artist Corrine Hunt who transformed the BC Lions logo into a stylized rendition for the Orange Shirt Game on Friday, September 24. ...
ORANGE SHIRT DAY GAME 2022
New Features Highlight '22 Orange Shirt Day Game
Late September has always been met with some form of excitement when it comes to professional sports. Right here in the Canadian Football League, the playoff races are heating up and teams are jockeying for position in the standings. South of the border in the NFL, contenders are trying to get an early jump on separating themselves from the pretenders. The start of the National Hockey League season is just around the corner and Stanley Cup hopes are sky-high in more than a few markets. ...
Lions Announce Details For 2nd Annual Orange Shirt Day Game
The BC Lions announced this morning details surrounding our Orange Shirt Day Game on Friday, September 30 presented by Prospera Credit Union and BC Hydro. This initiative is the result of a unique partnership between the Orange Shirt Society, the Indian Residential School Survivors Society, the Ending Violence Association of BC and the BC Lions Football Club. The Orange Shirt Day Game is also supported by Fortis BC, Pomerleau Construction and Leavitt Machinery. During the week 17 matchup at ...
INDIGENOUS YOUTH PROGRAM
Indigenous Youth Program
In Partnership With ISPARC Indigenous Youth Program As part of the BC Lions’ continued commitment to the Orange Shirt initiative and building relationships with Indigenous communities, our football club is proud to launch the BC Lions Indigenous Youth Program. The program is presented by Prospera Credit Union and BC Hydro, and supported Pomerleau Construction, Fortis BC and Leavitt Machinery. This five-week program will allow participants from across the lower mainland ...
Indigenous Youth Practice At Frank Hurt Secondary
Andrew Peirson, David Knevel and Matt Guevremont coach up the youngsters at our Indigenous Youth practice at Surrey’s Frank Hurt Secondary.
Lions Proud To Launch Indigenous Youth Program To Teach Football, Life Skills
As part of the BC Lions’ continued commitment to the Orange Shirt initiative and building relationships with Indigenous communities, our football club is proud to launch the BC Lions Indigenous Youth Program. The program is presented by Prospera Credit Union and supported by BC Hydro, Pomerleau Construction, Fortis BC and Leavitt Machinery. “At Prospera, we’re passionate about supporting all members of our local communities. This includes building stronger, lasting relationships with ...
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
MTC EP 9 | National Day For Truth And Reconciliation
Matt Baker speaks with Phyllis Webstad and how here story was the inspiration for Orange Shirt Day, plus former Lion JR Larose stops by for an important discussion on Truth and Reconciliation.
MTC EP 8 - Truth and Reconciliation
Guest host Matt Baker speaks with former Lion JR Larose and Second Vice-Chief David Pratt of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations for a powerful discussion about Indigenous issues and Truth and Reconciliation. As the club honours National Indigenous History month, we also discuss what society can do to help spread these powerful messages.
ORANGE SHIRT DAY GAME 2021
Orange Shirt Day Announcement
The BC Lions were joined by BC Premier John Horgan; Minister Melanie Mark, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Kúkpi7/Chief Rosanne Casimir; Orange Shirt Day founder Phyllis Webstad & artist Corrine Hunt for a special announcement about Truth & Reconciliation Day
Every Child Matters Tee
* SOLD OUT * (Stay tuned for more merch featuring Corrine Hunt’s logo & benefiting the Orange Shirt Society 🧡 The Corrine Hunt-designed Every Child Matters shirts are back in stock! 100% of proceeds go to The Orange Shirt Society as well as hosting residential school survivors & families at future BC Lions home games.