School News

The Orange Shirt Project

The Textiles 9-12 class collaborated with Mr. Steko’s Sculpture 11/12 and Mr. Shumiatcher’s Art 8 classes to create woven fleece pieces using a Coast Salish weaving technique taught to us by Ms. Nicolidakis. She was inspired by Debra Sparrow’s weaving at the Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre where she learned how to weave in the Coast Salish tradition along with Karla Gamble and Daryl Goeson.  Ms. Morabito’s Textiles 9-12 class stitched the pieces together to create a giant orange T-shirt that is on display in the Student Commons. Many thanks to all the teachers and students involved in bringing this project to fruition. OCTOBER 1st is ORANGE SHIRT DAY at Burnaby Central. Wear orange to honour the healing journey of residential school survivors and their families, and to support the ongoing process of reconciliation. To learn more about the original Orange shirt day read Phyllis Jack Webstad’s story.