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Vancouver Chooses Kindness On Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day

Photo: Julie Vu

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.

Thank you @metropolisatmet for your incredible #pinkshirtday fundraising with your Pink Shirt Promise wall!

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Our #PinkShirtDay kindness board is up at #sfusurrey ??

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#pinkshirtday #bcitlibrary

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Kindness starts here. Get ready to get pink. #tbt #PinkShirtDay

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By Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch

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