THE HISTORY OF PINK SHIRT DAY
In 2007, two high school students from the small community of Cambridge in Nova Scotia witnessed a Grade 9 boy being bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt. Bullies harassed the boy, for wearing pink and threatened to beat him up. The next day hundreds of students showed up wearing pink clothes to take a stand against the bullies. It was this story that inspired the movement Pink Shirt Day.
The Waterloo Region Record’s Newspapers in Education program is proud to promote the 8th Annual Pink Shirt Day Waterloo Region. Bullying is a major issue at local schools, workplaces, homes, and over the internet. We are committed to promoting safer schools and a positive learning environment for all ages of the community. Through our dynamic positive change movement we will provide our readers, educators and students with inspiring stories, tips to help individuals when dealing with confrontational situations, local initiatives that are taking place in the region, and where to look for help. Our ogal is to encourage members of the community to become ambassadors of positive change and help each other grow.