OJP Team Contact

Jeremy Boston, Director

Orange Shirt Society

Jeremy was Born In Williams Lake British Columbia. Jeremy is the Director 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 U9. 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.

Michael Hails, Project Manager

Orange Shirt Society

Michael is the Project Manager for the Orange Jersey Project. Growing up playing hockey led Michael all around British Columbia and even down to the USA for several years. Michael played at Lindenwood University where he graduated with a Marketing degree. Over the past 4 years Michael started his own goalie development company and has been acknowledged by Hockey Canada for his work with the future generation.  Michael has a progressive approach to educating and teaching young athletes. That involves open communication with the athletes and parents. 

Michael joins the team to continue the development of the Orange Jersey Project. 

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.