In 2019, many Parkland College students participated in an Orange Shirt Day project in which they depicted what reconciliation means to them by decorating squares of orange fabric.
On September 30, 2020 — Orange Shirt Day — the College unveiled quilts made out of those squares. The unique blankets are now on display at campuses in Yorkton, Melville, Fort Qu’Appelle, and Kamsack.
The College thanks the following quilters for donating their time by piecing together the squares, and framing and backing the blankets:
- Carol White (Melville)
- Ruth Erickson (Fort Qu’Appelle)
- Lynda Cherwenuk and Colleen Koroluk, Heart & Home Quilt Club (Kamsack)
- Barb Ferrier and Delores Pilipow of Innovative Quilting in Melville (Yorkton)
Special thanks to Ferrier and Pilipow for working on the very large (8 feet by 9 feet) blanket on display at the Main Campus, and to Pilipow for donating the material for the backing and the quilt batting.
The College is grateful for the contribution of these community members who were so willing to donate their time and talents in the spirit of reconciliation.