Pink Shirt Day spreads anti-bullying message
Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:44AM PST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:18PM PST
Tens of thousands of people across Canada will don pink shirts today to show their support in the fight against bullying.
It’s all a part of Pink Shirt Day, an event being celebrated all across the country to celebrate that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere.
To show support, members of the Vancouver Police Department will be trading their uniforms for anti-bullying pink t-shirts and playing basketball with students at Cunningham Elementary School.
Vancouver firefighters sent out 20 of its trucks with giant pink flags around the city to send out the message of anti-bullying.
Pink Shirt Day is celebrated during the last Wednesday of the month of February.
This is the sixth year for the event.
It started at a Nova Scotia school after several students noticed another boy being bullied for wearing a pink t-shirt. The next day they came to school and distributed pink t-shirts for all of the male students to wear.