This beautiful quilt panel was sewn by our Grade 1/2 Classroom teacher Mrs. Heather Hladun. We will be hanging this in foyer of our school. As we gathered for our Day of Truth and Reconciliation Assembly, Mrs. Hladun’s class walked through the halls carrying it for all to see. It is a true symbol of reconciliation as we move into the future with the Educational Calls to Action recommended from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The Quilt panel is called The Journey Home created by Karen Erickson

“In light of the recent traumatic events that have unfolded at former Residential Schools across Canada, Karen Erickson created “Every Child Matter” out of reverence to those grieving. This painting depicts two siblings who were finally set free after being grimly discovered at a Residential School. The children who are shown holding hands were torn apart from each other, but now reunited as they make their way back home. Karen included beautiful imagery such as a moon and feathers to represent the First Nations, Inuit and Metis people joining together to guide the two siblings.” 100% of the net proceeds from the sales of this quilt panel will be donated to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society and the Orange Shirt Society.