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The last Wednesday of February is known as Anti-Bullying Day in Canada. It's also known as "Pink Shirt Day". Originally started as a protest against a bullying incident at a Nova Scotia high school (Central Kings Rural High School). On this day participants are asked to wear pink to symbolize a stand against bullying. 
The original event was organized by David Shepherd and Travis Price. They bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after a student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.
In 2008, Premier of British Columbia, Gordon Campbell proclaimed February 27 to be the provincial anti-bullying day. It was then celebrated on February 25 in 2009. In 2009, the boys and girls club work on pink T-shirts that saids "Bullying Stops Here." and "Pink Shirt Day" for Anti-Bullying Day.
See also Edit
- ↑ Clark, Christy (2008). "Wear pink". http://www.christyclark.ca/wearpink/.
- ↑ "Bullied student tickled pink by schoolmates' T-shirt campaign". CBC News. September 19, 2007. Archived from the original on November 17, 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20071117225649/http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2007/09/18/pink-tshirts-students.html.
- ↑ Fowlie, Jonathan (2008). "Wear pink to fight bullying, minister says". Vancouver Sun. http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=8f2ceef6-932f-495c-9b79-add19586ff38&k=47621.
- ↑ "Province Declares Anti-Bullying Day". 2009-02-23. http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2005-2009/2009OTP0037-000229.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-26.