The original Pink Shirt Day initiative started years ago in Nova Scotia when a Grade 9 boy was bullied for wearing pink. A group of boys weren’t having any of it and later took a stand by handing out and wearing pink tank tops.
So now every year across the country thousands wear pink on #PinkShirtDay to take a united stand against bullying. If words are a tool for bullying then they must also be a tool for ending it, so choose kindness and spread it.
Vancouverites are choosing kindness, what about you?
You can wear your own pink shirt or pick up an official Pink Shirt Day t-shirt available online and at London Drugs. Proceeds benefit the CKNW Orphan’s Fund in support of various anti-bullying programs.
Rock your pink attire and share it with #PinkShirtDay or spread positive messages on social media with #PinkShirtPromise.
Make the #PinkShirtPromise to use the internet for good and not for harm. Online is an easy place for bullies to work because they can hide so easily. But it’s also a place where we can openly build a community and a network of support for each other. In this spirit, @shaw and @coast_capital are teaming up to donate $1 to #PinkShirtDay for each positive message posted on all social media tagged with #PinkShirtPromise. Let’s make the internet a safe and welcome place for everybody!
This is my daughter Eva. At the age of 8, she is standing up for anti-bullying, world peace and animal cruelty. She is the most special girl in the world and love her with all of my soul. She will make a difference in this world one day, she has deffinatley makes a difference in my life every day. ? #pinkshirtday #antibullying #dontbeabully
By Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch
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