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LVR joins anti-bullying crusade

L.V. Rogers leadership class is taking part in Pink Shirt Day. On Wednesday participants have been asked to wear pink to symbolize a stand against bullying in Canada.
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The LVR leadership class shows their support for Pink Shirt Day.

L.V. Rogers leadership class is taking part in Pink Shirt Day. On Wednesday participants have been asked to wear pink to symbolize a stand against bullying in Canada. 

Anti-Bullying Day is a national movement that originated at Central Kings Rural High School in Cambridge, Nova Scotia. Two students witnessed a bully harassing and threatening a Grade 9 boy for wearing a pink shirt at school. The two students who witnessed the event took action and went out and bought 50 pink shirts, encouraging others to wear them or their own pink clothing to school the next day. “A sea of pink” hit the school the following morning when hundreds of students showed up decked out in pink to support the cause.

Schools across the country now participate annually in Pink Shirt Day. Seven schools from Nelson are on the official list of schools taking part in the event. 

The LVR students are asking the community to participate in this important event and wear pink to support the stand against bullying. 

If you are a victim of bullying you can contact The Kids Help Line at 1-800-668-6868 or register a complaint at stopabully.com. For more information go online and visit pinkshirtday.ca.

Annie’s Boutique was kind enough to donate pink t-shirts to the entire leadership class of Grade 9 and 10s; the class would like to thank the store for the generous donation towards the cause.

 Written by Sydney Zondervan, Carley Bennett and Greg Syvertsen