In 2007, two boys from a small town in Nova Scotia supported a student who was being bullied in their school by wearing pink shirts in protest agains the bullies. Part of the original article describes what happened:
“David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied [for wearing a pink shirt]…[They] took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school. ‘I learned that two people can come up with an idea, run with it, and it can do wonders,’ says Mr. Price, 17, who organized the pink protest. ‘Finally, someone stood up for a weaker kid.’ So Mr. Shepherd and some other headed off to a discount store and bought 50 pink tank tops. They sent out message to schoolmates that night, and the next morning they hauled the shirts to school in a plastic bag. As they stood in the foyer handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes. ‘It looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,’ Mr. Price recalled. The bullies were never heard from again.”
— GLOBE & MAIL
Now, Pink Shirt Day is an International Movement to help kids affected by bullying, that happens, in Canada, on the last Wednesday of February each year.
To support this important cause, the members the Airdrie Boys and Girls Club Torch Leadership program can be found around the community selling merchandise to recognize Pink Shirt Day and help to grow the anti-bullying movement.
Contact us for more information about how you can help or to purchase merchandise, email or call us at 403.948.3331.