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For every shirt purchased, Climb On Equipment will be donating 100% of the value of the shirts to the Indigenous Life Sport Academy (ILSA) youth climbing programs.
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This Climb On Orange Shirt features a relaxed, comfortable fit, crew neck, short sleeves and superior combed and ring-spun cotton. This orange coloured tee boasts a cool looking design of the famous Stawamus Chief.
Orange Shirt Day (September 30th) is a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and learn more about the history of those schools.
Why is September 30th a special date?
September 30th falls during the time of year when Indigenous children were taken away to residential school.
Why is it an orange shirt?
The “orange shirt” in Orange Shirt Day refers to the new shirt that Phyllis Webstad was given to her by her grandmother for her first day of school at St. Joseph’s Mission residential school in British Columbia. When Phyllis got to school, they took away her clothes, including her new shirt. It was never returned. To Phyllis, the colour orange has always reminded her of her experiences at residential school and, as she has said, “how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared and I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared.”
What can you do?
There are many ways you can get involved!
- Wear an orange shirt on September 30th
- This year, students can watch a virtual event online hosted by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
- Share Phyllis’ story. You can watch it on YouTube.