Jeremy Boston, Program Manager
Orange Shirt Society
Jeremy was Born In Williams Lake British Columbia. Jeremy is the Program Manager for Orange Jersey Project. He is Secwépemc from Stswecem’s Xgat’tem First Nation. Jeremy attended one of the last operational Residential Schools located in Saskatchewan, it was the last operating residential school in Canada, closing in 1996. Jeremy has Five Children and has a passion for sports. Two of Jeremy’s children play Minor Hockey in Kamloops British Columbia. Both of his children are Goalies in there perspective divisions U15 and U7. Jeremy actively Coaches Hockey and Lacrosse in Kamloops British Columbia. Jeremy enjoys Coaching and Educating young athletes Indigenous and Non Indigenous athletes. Jeremy in his spare time Hosts Hockey and Lacrosse Camps in Rural Communities to engage youth in sports.
Jeremy is the son of Phyllis Webstad, Founder Ambassador of the Orange Shirt Society & Orange Shirt Day. He is a representative of the Orange Shirt Society and is the first point of contact for the coaches and managers whose teams are participating in the Orange Jersey Project.
Jason Olsen, CEO
Keener Jerseys Inc.
Jason Olson is the CEO and co-founder of Keener Jerseys. When he’s not helping teams across Canada and the USA experience the joy of sport, Jason enjoys spending time with his family in their hometown of Winnipeg, golfing with friends, and running. Jason is a Certified Professional Accountant with over 20 years of experience in the private and public sector.
The Orange Shirt Society would like to thank Keener Jerseys for all their hard work in helping us create the Orange Jersey Project. The team at Keener has been working around the clock making the jerseys, packing boxes, printing info sheets, calling ALL the teams who registered (that’s a lot of phone calls!) to make sure the jerseys are all going to the right place, and taking our many calls and texts to make sure we get your jerseys to your teams!
Orange Shirt Society
The Orange Shirt Society is a non-profit organization located in Williams Lake, BC. Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 and was founded by Phyllis Webstad. Phyllis Webstad is Northern Secwépemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band). At six years old, she attended her first day of school at the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School where her brand-new orange shirt was taken away and never returned. Phyllis tours the country sharing her story and raising awareness about the impacts of the residential school system. The Orange Shirt Society supports residential school reconciliation and creates awareness of the individual, family, and community intergenerational impacts of residential schools.