Wednesday, February 26th was Pink Shirt Day in Canada, a day internationally recognized to bring awareness to the severity of bullying.
In the lead up to Pink Shirt Day, the BC Super Kings Sports Club hosted the STAND STRONG event in Delta.
Designed to raise kids awareness about the effects of bullying and the local support networks, CEO of the club Ganesan Chandrasekaran says parents also benefited from the event too.
“It was designed for kids and to spread awareness, but it’s really for everyone. Everyone can help out someone who is being bullied, because it happens at all ages. ” – Ganesan Chandrasekaran, CEO of BC Super Kings Sports Club
Pink Shirt Day originated in 2007 in Nova Scotia when David Shepard and Travis Price wore pink to school to support a younger student who was being bullied for wearing the same colour.
Close to 500 000 shirts have been sold in support of the campaign, generating nearly $2.5 million for anti-bullying organizations.