Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, February 27, 2013……We hope everyone will get involved and join us in raising public awareness about Bully Prevention and providing a safe place for everyone in our communities.

Pink Shirt Day originates in Nova Scotia where two young men stood up to bullying in their high school. A new student was being bullied and was harassed even more when he showed up at school wearing a pink shirt. In support, these two young men went to a discount store and purchased 50 pink t-shirts. They enlisted fellow male students to wear the pink shirts to support the new student who was being bullied.

The Boys and Girls Clubs’ Pink Shirt Day initiative started in 2008 in the Greater Vancouver area, and has now grown to become a national day with Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada. Visit www.pinkshirtday.ca

Pink Shirt Day 2013 will once again be an opportunity to increase public awareness in the Okanagan, and to demonstrate that we are all a part of the solution and won’t tolerate bullying any longer. We want to personally invite you to take part in this crucial day by encouraging you, your children, youth and staff to wear pink on Wednesday, February 27, 2010. 2013 T-Shirts will be available through the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs in late January 2013 or at your local McDonalds in Kelowna, Lake Country, West Kelowna and Summerland. Download your Pink Shirt Day Order Form Here.

We also invite you to join us in a community partnership to increase awareness, activities, and events around Pink Shirt Day 2013.

We look forward to working with you to say “I’m 1 making a difference…Bullying Stops Here!”