B.C. Lions to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Sept. 24 game

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VANCOUVER – The B.C. Lions are trying to raise awareness about the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. The CFL team’s vice-president, George Chayka, says players will wear orange tape when they face the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver at their game on Sept. 24. He says the Roughriders will also wear orange tape to raise awareness ahead of the day established to honour survivors of Canada’s residential school system. The Lions are providing 350 tickets to survivors and their families to attend the game. Chayka says the team is also making a $20,000 donation to the Orange Shirt Society, which was launched by survivor Phyllis Webstad in Williams Lake, B.C., in 2013. Chayka says the team has commissioned a special orange T-shirt for the game with…

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