"Pink Shirt Day"
Pink Shirt Day
The last Wednesday of February is known as Anti-Bullying Day in Canada. It’s also known as “Pink Shirt Day”. Originally started as a protest in 2007 against a bullying incident at a Nova Scotia high school, on this day participants are asked to wear pink to symbolize a stand against bullying. Bullying can take place anywhere; school, playground, work-pace or home. Today cyber bullying is not just a teen issue. Anyone can be attacked through texting, email or on Facebook. In what was originally thought to be a public awareness campaign about bullying has developed into an annual provincial, national and international event inviting everyone to take a stand against bullying. This is your invitation to make a difference in our community by wearing pink on February 27th. For more information on the Wetaskiwin Pink Shirt Day Campaign go to www.pinkshirtwetaskiwin.com and download the Pink Shirt Day Order Form or call the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin at 780-352-4643 ext. 32 or 39.