Xe Xe Smun' Eem-Victoria Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters Ceremony

Date & Time: September 30, 2022 (10:00am - 12:30pm)

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Centennial Square

Orange Shirt Day, also the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, acknowledges the harm that Canada’s residential school system had on generations of Indigenous families and their communities. Every year on September 30, people are asked to wear orange as a sign of support.

Wear orange and join us for the Xe Xe Smun' Eem - Victoria Orange Shirt Day Ceremony: Every Child Matters on Friday, September 30 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Centennial Square for:

  • Indigenous performances
  • Flag raising
  • Minute of silence
  • Guest speakers who share their personal experiences with residential schools and reconciliation

Rain or shine. Please dress warmly. 
Free. No RSVP required. 

Victoria Orange Shirt Day T-shirts and hoodies featuring artwork by Bear Horne, will be available for purchase at the event starting at 9 a.m. 

The ceremony will also be live streamed on the City's Facebook page and on the CHEK+ app for those who can't join us in person. 

Learn more about what's planned.