Pictured above: Laurie Middle School students embarked on a journey from their school down to City Hall and back again on Wednesday afternoon. Below:Students and staff gathered in the Parkland Middle School lobby on Pink Shirt Day

Pictured above: Laurie Middle School students embarked on a journey from their school down to City Hall and back again on Wednesday afternoon. Below:Students and staff gathered in the Parkland Middle School lobby on Pink Shirt Day

Standing up against bullying on Pink Shirt Day

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, schools and organizations in Cranbrook, Kimberley and around Canada stood up for peace, love and understanding.

  • Feb. 28, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Pink Shirt Day is about standing up to bullying. It is marked across the world, but originated in Canada, starting as a protest against a bullying incident at Central Kings Rural High School in Nova Scotia when a grade nine student, Charles McNeill, arrived to school wearing a pink shirt. On this day, many of those who participate wear pink to symbolize a stand against bullying. On Wednesday, Feb. 26 (the last Wednesday in February), schools and organizations in Cranbrook, Kimberley and around Canada stood up for peace, love and understanding.