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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.

Xe Xe Smun' Eem means "Sacred Children" in the Cowichan or Quw utsun language.

Wear orange and join us in person for the Xe Xe Smun' Eem-Victoria Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters Ceremony on Friday, September 30 from 10 am – 12:30 pm in Centennial Square.  All are welcome to this free event. Rain or shine. 

For more information, visit the Victoria Orange Shirt Day website.