Orange Shirt Day

Sep. 28, 2017 | Today at noon, our BCS community joined Bishop’s University to march for Orange Shirt Day.

Orange Shirt Day commemorates the victims of the residential schools system that was implemented in Canada in the late 1800s, separating First Nations children from their families and communities. The last of the residential schools was only closed over a century later. BCS was proud to stand side-by-side with our neighbours from over the river and around the world to highlight an issue that remains current in our society.

As Mr. Lewis said, "At BCS, we represent many, many countries, races, religions, and nations of people. We are intolerant of bullying, injustice, oppression of any kind, or the mistreatment of people – and the mistreatment of children is a particularly heinous and cowardly act. We are proud to participate in this moment of truth; for to understand, we have to confront the truth – even when that truth is sad and ugly. We understand better because of today, and days like today help us to forge a better tomorrow."

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Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.