Red Cross Pink Day is today with many communities across Saskatchewan holding events to raise awareness about how to prevent bullying.
Project leader Luc Mullinder says there are many out there who are afraid to talk about being bullied, and it is up to many to stop that from happening.
Proceeds from today’s events go supporting anti-bullying programs in Saskatchewan.
A rally was held yesterday at the University of Regina with over two thousand Regina elementary and high schoolers getting an anti-bullying message.
In the meantime, Education Minister Don Morgan has proclaimed February 24 as Red Cross Pink Day.
This year’s theme is Let’s change the culture around bullying together!
Pink Day is a national bullying prevention initiative led by provincial Red Cross chapters.
The event builds on the pink shirt movement that began in 2007 when two Nova Scotia high school students inspired their fellow students to wear pink when they saw a another student being bullied.
Since then, wearing pink has become a symbol of speaking out against bullying rather than remaining a bystander.
You can also add your voice on social media by adding the hashtags #PinkDay, #ImagineNoBullying or #CultureChange