The concept of Orange Scarf is to promote a simple creative activity that can be done by almost anyone, almost anywhere and almost anytime, and that will contribute to community togetherness and Canadian democracy. Every OrangeScarf made, exhibited, bought and sold, given and worn will be unique, handmade by someone who supports the democratic processes that make Canada the envy of the world.
The basic concept is very simple:
Knit an orange scarf
Send the money to support the Council of Canadians legal challenge related to the alleged 2012 election fraud.
IMPORTANT! Knitting can be done as a solitary activity or as something done together, or both! So pick up your needles and just do it!
This web site is not attached to any particular political party or ideology. We aim to be:
- Bilingual aiming to become multilingual (translators please volunteer!)
We welcome anyone who believes in protecting democratic principles and institutions when they are under attack and sees in Orange Scarf a way to take action and/or demonstrate beliefs.
History of Orange Scarf
Orange Scarf came to Vanessa Compton in a Hatha Yoga Teacher Training philosophy class discussion on the meaning of non-violence and truth in July 2012. She and her husband Mike Fletcher refined the idea over the next two weeks, and launched the first stage of Orange Scarf in mid-August 2012. For more information about the founders, please see Who We Are.
Why this web site?
Many people feel disempowered in the current political processes in Canada and want to make a statement that is a visible way of expressing their opinion. We believe that Orange Scarf offers a simple way to do just that, individually and collectively.
Contact UsPlease contact us at info at orangescarf.org or use the contact form on the Connecting page