A number of events took place across the province on Monday in commemoration of Orange Shirt Day.

Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty was in Prince Albert.

He spoke to students at École Holy Cross in the morning.

Mirasty said it was very encouraging to see a crowd filled with young people wearing orange t-shirts.

“It has a personal connection obviously for me, having attended residential school here in Prince Albert and important for us to remember those experiences, good or bad, and make sure we move forward from that in a positive way,” he said.

The Lieutenant Governor attended residential school in both Prince Albert and La Ronge.

He also made stops at the Rotary Club and Carleton Comprehensive High School later in the day.

It is estimated as many as 150,000 First Nations children attended residential schools in Canada.

In 1973, six-year-old Phyllis Webstad was stripped off all her clothing, including an orange shirt, by officials while attending a residential school in B.C.

Orange Shirt Day is now commemorated every Sept. 30.

(PHOTO: Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty, right, and his wife Donna, left, on Orange Shirt Day at École Holy Cross in Prince Albert. Photo by Fraser Needham.)