Orange Shirt Day contest opens

Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee (RLAC) along with the City of Lethbridge have launched their 2024 Orange Shirt Day contest.

In June 2021 the federal government declared Sept.30 a statutory holiday as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as, Orange Shirt Day.

This holiday is a way to remember, teach and heal from the horrors the were the residential schools, which ran from 1831-1996.

Every year RALC accepts submissions from local Indigenous artists for their yearly Orange Shirt Day shirts.

Echo Nowak, Indigenous Relations Specialist for the City of Lethbridge, says the city accepts submissions from all Indigenous people who would like to see their work used for the artwork.

"We're looking for anybody and everybody that would like to put their name in and have the shirts distributed around the city," said Nowak.

The contest runsto Aug. 16. Submissions of high quality JPEGs or PNGs can be submitted to indigenousrelations@lethbridge.ca

More information can be found at www.lethbridge.ca/news/posts/orange-shirt-day-design-2024/.

Alexandra Noad, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Lethbridge Herald