Honouring and Remembering Survivors of Residential Schools
What a day! The whole school participated! Orange in the front, DD students planted orange flowers to remember the children who did not Survive the horrors of Residential Schools.
City TV, CTV, CBC and a variety of other news agencies came out.
All of Downsview's sports teams proudly wore orange bands during their cross country race and football games.
Beading activities took place period 2. Students were encouraged to talk about Residential Schools and the last effects that they have had on First Nation, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) communities.
Students cut up orange shirts into unique designs and sold them at lunch. They also made orange cupcakes, sold orange candy, and orange grilled cheese for breakfast, and orange cheese pizza for lunch. Oranges (the fruit) were given away for free. All proceeds made that day went to purchase a 3D printer and books for a new library for Mikisew School in Pimicikamak Cree Nation in Manitoba.