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Pink Shirt – Compassion is Contagious

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Pink Shirt – Compassion is Contagious
by Doug Caley - Monday, 16 February 2015, 11:22 AM

Pink Shirt Day, a day to raise awareness against bullying, began in 2007, when fifty teenagers in Nova Scotia showed up to class wearing a pink shirt in order to stand alongside a schoolmate who had been bullied for his choice in clothing.  Those students all rose up in unity, armed with only the symbolic power of a pink shirt, to silence the bullies who had tried to intimidate their classmate.  What's really remarkable about this story is that they used a non-confrontational and non-violent approach to fight against bullying. 

North Saanich will be supporting the Anti-Bullying Cause with our own Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 25th.