Our board of directors and staff are proud to wear pink today, February 26, to stand against all forms of bullying and discrimination. Pink Shirt Day originated in Nova Scotia when two grade 12 students defended a grade 9 student who was being bullied for wearing pink.
Pink Shirt Day originated in Nova Scotia when two grade 12 students defended a grade 9 student who was being bullied for wearing pink.
Instead of being bystanders, Travis Price and David Sheppard took action, buying up all the pink clothing they could find and encouraging the rest of the school to wear it. The idea took off, and schools throughout Canada and across the world started wearing pink shirts to make a statement against bullying.
Bullying can include physical force, verbal attacks, social exclusion and gossip, or cyber-bullying (for example, using social media to damage someone’s reputation).
CKNW Kids’ Fund promotes Pink Shirt Day in B.C., donating over $230000 to anti-bullying programs in Western Canada. This year’s theme is: “Lift each other up,” a reminder that we can choose to use kindness to help others soar.
If you or someone you know is being bullied at school, visit erase to find help.
Bullying in schools can be anonymously reported here.
Find out more about Pink Shirt Day.