By Sean Delaney
September 30th saw many Emery residents don their colours for Orange Shirt Day. The last day in September is now recognized federally as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It provides an opportunity to bring awareness to the painful legacy and impacts of the residential school system, particularly in light of the recent discoveries of unmarked gravesites at former residential school locations.
In its second year of observance, Woodview Public Library invited the community to participate in a shirt design event reflecting the day’s significance and importance. This event was made possible thanks to the generous donation of orange T-shirts from the Emery Village BIA. The event allowed all participants to create a T-shirt with fabric markers and stencils. All participants were then able to take their creations home. The event was a huge success, bringing together adults, teenagers, and children to create their unique designs. The thought and effort people put into designing and creating their Orange Shirt Day T-shirts was beautiful. Woodview Park Library strives to bring the community together with special events and regular programming efforts to educate and entertain, allowing for increased access and opportunities by building lasting connections with the community. Woodview Park offers Early On programs for one- to five-year-old children, tween and teen gaming, afterschool programs, book a librarian services, and many special events. Please contact Woodview Park library for more information regarding the services they provide.