February 23: Wear Pink and Take a Stand Against Bullying
by Town of High River
February 23 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.
Building healthy relationships is one of the best ways to prevent bullying and create safe environments. Getting involved is easy. Wear a pink shirt, take a photo and share it on social media with the #PinkShirtDay and #BeKindAB hashtags. More support options are available on the Pink Shirt Day campaign website.
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Town of High River