ASD-N Observes Truth and Reconciliation Week - Former Student Wins National Contest

Posted: September 26, 2021

ASD-N is observing Truth and Reconciliation Week, September 27th to October 1st. Join us all week long as we highlight some of the achievements and happenings that touch our district.

Sheree Allison, Executive Director of Boys & Girls/Big Brothers Big Sisters in Miramichi, was very excited to share some great news.

Club member, and former James M. Hill High School graduate, Brooklyn Krygsveld was recently announced as the winner of a national Boys & Girls Club Canada contest to design a shirt for Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day is September 30th. Brooklyn's design, featured above, held great meaning for her.

"For my design, I created a butterfly including the sacred Aboriginal colors; red, yellow, white, and black. I chose to draw a butterfly to represent a child since they too are delicate and beautiful beings.  Butterflies also represent hope and change, which is why I believe they are a great symbol to honour Indigenous children on Orange Shirt Day."

                                                                                                                                                                                    - Brooklyn Krygsfeld


Sheree Allison would like to share that the orange shirts featuring Brooklyn's design are available to purchase at

ASD-N would like to join Boys & Girls/Big Brothers Big Sisters in recognizing and celebrating this very special achievement - Congratulations, Brooklyn!


For information on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, please visit our partners at The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund - Indigenous Reconciliation (

For information on Orange Shirt Day, please visit WELCOME (