In 2007, two high school students from the small community of Cambridge in Nova Scotia witnessed a Grade 9 boy being bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt. That night they went out and bought 50 shirts for their classmates and encouraged everyone to come to school wearing pink. The next day hundreds of students showed up wearing pink clothes to take a stand against bullying. It was this story that inspired Pink Shirt Day.
Bullying is a major issue at local schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. The Waterloo Region Record recognizes the problem and is encouraging the community to come together and help each other grow. Each year they run a local design contest with the winning design being printed on pink shirts that are worn across our community. Best of all, part of the proceeds go to support WAYVE! Shirts are $10 each.
You can order a shirt online through The Record, at one of the participating vendors listed on the poster, or come visit the WAYVE booth at Conestoga Mall on Sat Feb 11th from 9:30-4:30 pm in the Winner’s Court.
Be sure to get your shirt and join us in wearing pink on Feb 22nd!