The City of Charlottetown will join the sea of pink tomorrow, Feb. 27, with pink T-shirts to show support for Anti-Bullying Day.
Communities across the country, including many on P.E.I., have taken up the cause to bring more attention to the issue of bullying, promote tolerance and empathy and show collective support for the anti-bullying movement.
“We all know that bullying, in one form or another, is an issue in schools and communities all over the world,” said Mayor Clifford Lee. “By standing together and showing a united front, we are sending the message that bullying is not going to be tolerated. We, at City Hall, encourage residents and businesses to wear pink on Feb. 27 and join the anti-bullying campaign to promote a safe, friendly environment for all.”
Pink Shirt Day was originally organized by two Nova Scotia students who bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after a male student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt during the first week of school. Pink Shirt Day has since become a national campaign against bullying.