Members of the LV Rogers leadership team will be wearing their pink next week.

Nelson high school students join anti-bully movement

L.V. Rogers will joining high schools across the country next Wednesday for Pink Shirt Day

L.V. Rogers Secondary School, along with tens of thousands of schools across Canada, is taking part in an event known as ‘Pink Shirt Day’. On Wednesday, February 29 students and teachers will be wearing pink to symbolize a stand against bullying and that it has no place in schools, the workplace or even in the home.

Pink Shirt Day is a nationwide movement that originated at Central Kings Rural High School in Cambridge, Nova Scotia over a decade ago. There, two students witnessed a bully harassing and threatening a Grade 9 boy wearing a pink shirt to school. The two students, who witnessed the event, took action, went out and bought 50 pink shirts, encouraging others to wear them or their own pink clothes 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 right across the country now participate annually in Pink Shirt Day and seven schools from Nelson are on the official list of schools taking part in the event. We are asking the community to participate in this important event and wear pink on February 29th 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 And to learn more you can visit


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