Pink Shirt Day
February 13, 2020 - As a demonstration of our need to work together to promote healthy relationships and prevent bullying, Parkland School Division encourages all students, staff and families to participate in Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 26, by donning your favourite shades of rose, fuchsia, salmon or magenta.
Pink Shirt Day got its start in small-town Nova Scotia, where a group of high school boys teamed up to distribute and wear pink t-shirts in support of their classmate, a Grade 9 boy who had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. Their show of solidarity sent a strong message to the boy's bullies that their actions would not be tolerated, and today, annual Pink Shirt Day events held in communities across Canada continue to spread this message of kindness and understanding.
Being proactive in preventing bullying means we accept shared responsibility for the creation and maintenance of learning and work environments that are safe and welcoming for all students, their families and staff, as outlined in PSD's Administrative Procedure 180: Belonging and Identity. Participating in events like Pink Shirt Day shows leadership in our schools and communities. This display of support is the foundation for creating bullying prevention strategies and modelling healthy relationships.
Show your commitment to creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe environments and help stop bullying by wearing pink and sharing on social media using the hashtags #psd70, #PinkShirtDay, #WhereToTurn and #LiftEachOtherUp.