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Cycling BC Orange Jersey Campaign Raises over $32K for Residential School Survivor Groups


Around this time last year, Cycling BC launched the Orange Jersey campaign in honour and in support of Canada’s residential school survivors, their families and communities. As a result of the campaign, the cycling community raised over $32,500 for charities and organizations supporting residential school survivor groups across Canada. 

Cycling BC was able to donate and distribute the proceeds from the campaign to the following organizations—the Indian Residential School Survivor Society, the Legacy of Hope Foundation, and The Witness Blanket Legacy Fund.

Cycling BC is grateful to Carey Newman – the Indigenous artist responsible for the art on the jerseys, Tripleshot Cycling Club in Victoria for reaching out and initiating the collaboration on this project with us, and Jakroo Canada for helping with the production.

September 30, 2021, marked Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a federal statutory holiday in recognition of the harm and trauma caused by Canada’s residential school system on Indigenous children, families, and communities. Cycling BC acknowledges that while the Orange Jersey campaign was important in raising money to support healing and reconciliation, we hope that it will also serve an ongoing purpose of raising awareness about the history of Canada’s residential school system and encouraging informed dialogue amongst our cycling community.

If you are interested in purchasing items from the orange jersey collection, we have a limited amount of inventory left over in our online store that is still available for purchase. Net proceeds of sales from the remaining orange jersey collection will be targeted at projects in sport development for Indigenous youth.

On behalf of the Cycling BC staff and board, thank you for your ongoing support.

This is just the beginning; this is a journey for all of us.

As we near the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada on September 30, 2022, we invite you to join us in commemorating and reflecting on the meaning of the day.

To learn more about the history of Canada’s Residential School System, please visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation website at

With gratitude,

Erin Waugh
Cycling BC