Outgoing school trustee dreams of sea of orange

Outgoing Board of Education trustee Cecilia Reekie (front row, third from left)hopes students across the Langley School District will wear orange next Sept. 30 as a symbol of the atrocities carried out at B.C.’s residential schools. — image credit: submitted photo

by  Monique Tamminga – Langley Times
From Langley Times, Oct 15, 2014

Langley Board of Education trustee Cecilia Reekie won’t be sitting as a trustee next year, but she has a dream she wants achieved next Sept. 30.

“Sept. 30 is a very significant day across the country. It is Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters for survivors of residential schools and to remember those who didn’t make it home,” she said at the last board meeting.

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Salmon Arm Secondary remembers the lost children of Anahim and St. George’s


Under the leadership of teacher Chelsea Prince, Salmon Arm Secondary completed Project of Heart by commemorating the students who attended Anahim IRS and St. George’s IRS, both in British Columbia.

Teaching this painful part of Canadian history was taken to heart by Salmon Arm students, as their heart-felt reflections (below the bump) so aptly demonstrate.

Project of Heart is grateful to the students and Ms. Prince for the effort that was taken to learn about this under-taught part of our shared history. Meegwetch. Continue reading Salmon Arm Secondary remembers the lost children of Anahim and St. George’s

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