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  • Kyle Bolt

Phyllis Webstad Speaks with Sussex Students on Orange Shirt Day

Today was the most special day in Sussex as students of several grades covered the grounds of Sussex Middle School with a sea of cardboard squares to create a massive, temporary mural featuring the childhood image of Phyllis Webstad of BC. She is a residential school survivor, and founder of Orange Shirt Day and the Every Child Matters movement. The opportunity for our children to learn about truth and reconciliation was powerful, even more so with Phyllis Webstad here in Sussex for the project. I was so happy to support the project with funds through the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture. The project is the brainchild of retired SRHS art teacher Bonny Hill who we all know for her local contribution to the arts and advocacy work. Wonderful job everyone.

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