The City of Charlottetown is demonstrating its support for Pink Shirt Day by wearing pink and lighting the City Hall bell tower in recognition of the national anti-bullying campaign. The tower will be lit in pink tonight (February 22) in recognition of Pink Shirt Day.
Communities across the country, including many on PEI, have taken up the cause to bring more attention to the issue of bullying, promote tolerance and empathy, and show collective support for the anti-bullying movement.
The original Pink Shirt Day was organized by two Nova Scotia students who bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after a male student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt during the first week of school. Pink Shirt Day has since become a national campaign against bullying.
For more information, visit: http://pinkshirtday.ca/
City of Charlottetown