This Wednesday, across the school district, tens of thousands of students and staff will be reflecting on bullying and its harmful effects in school communities by donning pink shirts, shorts, shoes and socks to promote the message of "Acceptance" in schools.
In BC, Day of Pink (aka Pink Shirt Day, No Bullying Day) is celebrated annually on the last Wednesday in February. Organizers say today is a day where communities and schools across the province, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobic, transphobic and all other forms of bullying.
There are many events happening today across the district. Some planned activities include school assemblies, a original performance of the origins of Pink Day, poetry readings, special bake sales, burma-shaving, school chants, dance performances and lots of classroom activities.