BGCC takes stand against bullying with Pink Shirt Day

Pink ShirtBoys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is gearing up for the Sixth Annual Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 27, 2013.

Club members will be dressed in pink shirts to take a united front against bullying.

As part of this great campaign, London Drugs is once again continuing its support of the powerful Pink Shirt Day campaign with the official Anti-bullying Pink Shirt Day shirts available at all 76 London Drugs locations in Western Canada.

Celebrating its sixth year, CKNW’s Pink Shirt Day builds awareness against bullying and encourages everyone to wear a pink shirt on Wednesday, February 27th supporting the CKNW Orphans’ Fund and Boys and Girls Clubs in communities across Western Canada.

“We are proud to return as a staunch supporter and partner of the sixth annual Pink Shirt Day,” said Wynne Powell, President and CEO, London Drugs.

“We encourage everyone to support this important awareness campaign and purchase Pink Shirt Day T-shirts from London Drugs. The shirts have a new design and all funds raised go to the CKNW Orphans’ Fund and local Boys Outside Of London Drugsand Girls Clubs in each community we serve, helping to foster local anti-bullying programs.”

Over the past six years, London Drugs has helped raise more than $330,000 for Boys and Girls Clubs in Western Canada through the Pink Shirt Day Campaign. Pink Shirt Day T-shirts are available for $9.80 at London Drugs in both adult and youth sizes ranging from small to XXL as well as online at www.pinkshirtday.ca.

CKNW Orphans’ Fund Pink Shirt Day background:

CKNW started Pink Shirt Day six years ago following an anti-bullying stand of two grade 12 Nova Scotia students. The students took action after witnessing a grade 9 student being bullied for wearing pink to school and encouraged their schoolmates to wear pink to send a message against bullying.

Since then, CKNW’s Pink Shirt Day Campaign has sent a powerful message that Bullying Stops Here and we should Make Some Noise Against Bullying. In Canada, every seven minutes someone is bullied on a playground in Canada (www.bullying.org). Bullying is demoralizing, wrecks self-esteem and has led to shootings and suicides in Canada. Bullying happens in many different forms but its purpose is to make someone else feel bad on purpose.

Through awareness and education Canadians can continue to take a stand against bullying.