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Pink Shirt Day on February 24

Pink Shirt Day on February 24
Posted on 02/23/2021
BWDSB staff member wearing a "Be A Buddy, Not A Bully" pink T-shirtBluewater District School Board is once again encouraging everyone to ‘think pink’!  Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 24 is an opportunity for students, staff, and families to wear their ‘best pink’ as part of a board wide pledge to raise awareness and stand up to all forms of bullying.  Members of our school communities are invited to share their photos on social media and tag @BluewaterDSB (Facebook and Twitter).  The goal is for full participation!

An annual tradition that is recognized in Bluewater and many other school boards, Pink Shirt Day also enables open conversations and the coordination of activities themed around equality, acceptance, inclusivity, and well-being.

The tradition’s origin can be traced to 2007 in Nova Scotia, where two male students purchased pink shirts for everyone at their high school to wear in protest after a fellow student was bullied because of his pink shirt.  This heartfelt and supportive gesture aimed at taking a stand against bullying has resonated across Canada and beyond, with Pink Shirt Day now recognized as a global campaign.

In Bluewater, Pink Shirt Day is one of many anti-bullying initiatives occurring during the school year.  These efforts support the board’s strategic priority of ensuring a “safe supportive learning community” by working together to support wellness, and fostering the strengths, contributions, and overall health of students and staff.
Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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