We are pleased to announce the winner of our 2017 Orange Shirt Day t-shirt logo contest.
Amy Peters of Delburne Centralized School (Grade 10) submitted the design, which was selected as one of the five finalists by our judging panel in June.
Through community engagement, Amy’s design was voted first at both our Aboriginal Days Live event in Edmonton, and first in on-line voting in July.
When asked about her inspiration, Amy said:
“What Orange Shirt Day is to me is a day for all citizens of Alberta and even Canada to remember the impacts of residential schools on our Aboriginal people and to promote reconciliation and healing within their communities as well as embracing First Nations Culture.
“The dreamcatcher within the child's eye represents how students at these schools dreamed of freedom and returning to their own culture, escaping the oppression of European settlers, and how the dream is slowly coming true with the assistance of reconciliation committees and awareness being spread. The beads on the dreamcatcher are colors that represent healing (green), faith/happiness (red), and sharing (white); colors appropriate for renewing relations after so much suffering was endured.”
Thank you to everyone who participated in the judging and voting.
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Last year's design