Some special guests were on hand at a Regina school to kick off a national anti-bullying campaign.
Saskatchewan Roughrider and Bullying Prevention Presenter Dan Clark spoke to kids at Ruth M Buck school yesterday to kick off the Canadian Red Cross Pink Day Campaign.
Clark says it’s important to make a connection with the kids.
“Engaging that connection with them is letting them know they’re not alone,” he says. “Letting them know the 310 pound lineman for the Saskatchewan Roughriders has been there, letting them know teachers have been there. Everybody that’s around them has been there. But the biggest thing is letting them know it’s open to talk about bullying.”
Another guest on hand was Luc Mullinder, who says it’s important to show kids it’s more than possible to overcome bullying.
“We need to continue to impact those future athletes, but also reach those kids who don’t necessarily want to be athletes,” he says. “They want to be the next Van Gogh, they want to be the next Alessia Cara. That’s what the Red Cross is doing, that’s what Pink Day is doing.”
Pink Day takes places February 28th, 2018.
Use the hashtags #PinkDay #BeSomeonesHero on social media.