Impromptu Orange Shirt Day at the Town of Comox on Wednesday June 2

The Town of Comox Council and staff will be taking part in an impromptu orange shirt day on Wednesday, June 2 in support of the families and Indigenous members impacted by the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the former Kamloops residential school.

The flags at Town Hall, including the K’ómoks First Nation flag, will also remain half-masted for nine days or 215 hours in recognition of the lives of those children, the survivors, and their families.

“The Town felt it was important to show solidarity and support with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and Indigenous communities locally, across the province and Canada, as we mourn the loss of those lives.” said Russ Arnott, Mayor of Comox.

Orange Shirt Day is officially held in September each year to commemorate the experience of Indigenous peoples in residential schools, to honour the healing of survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. To learn more visit

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Mayor Russ Arnott


Phone: 250-339-2202