February 22: Wear Pink and Take a Stand Against Bullying
by Town of High River
HIGH RIVER - February 22 marks Pink Shirt Day, an annual campaign that encourages Albertans to be inclusive, welcoming, and supportive with colleagues, clients, friends, and family.
Staff in Town facilities will be wearing pink to symbolize that bullying is not acceptable. Residents are also encouraged to wear pink to help express town-wide support for the campaign.
The campaign started in 2007 when a student in Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. It has since been recognized annually worldwide as a day to take a stand against bullying. It focuses on the importance of kindness, treating each other with respect, creating inclusive environments and building healthy relationships.
Bullying can affect anyone and the best way to prevent bullying is to be kind to one another. If you or someone you know is being bullied, you can access these resources to get help:
- Call or text the 24-hour Bullying Helpline at 310-1818
- Chat 24/7 with the Bullying Helpline at Alberta.ca/BullyingChat
- Visit the Pink Shirt Day Page to learn more and find resources, support and services.
For more information:
Town of High River
Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)