Pink Shirt Day is a Canada-wide anti-bullying and awareness event that is typically held in mid-February. Its origins began in Nova Scotia when two high school students, David Shepherd and Travis Price (pictured below), gave out pink shirts in their school after they saw a younger student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. From these small beginnings has grown a tremendous following, where thousands of students across Canada proudly display their pink shirts or badges.
Vision, in collaboration with our elementary and high schools, has been an active member of this movement for the past three years. For our students, Pink Shirt Day has consisted of an event on Pink Shirt Day and 5 kilometer walk/run in May (since it’s far too cold in February!)
You can see pictures from our latest Pink Shirt Day here: Pink Shirt Day 2016.
Make a difference 1 km at a time!