Producing awareness on Pink Shirt Day in Kamloops

Lansdowne Village Save-On-Foods produce manager Emilio DeRose juggles pink grapefruit for some light-hearted fun on Wednesday, which was Pink Shirt Day. DeRose sported bright pink pants, a pink shirt and a bowtie to show his support for the annual anti-bullying day.

Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 in Nova Scotia, following a bullying incident in a school there, and is now marked across Canada. In B.C., students and staff in 20 district schools participated in anti-bullying and kindness programs throughout the month of February.

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At Savona elementary decorated pink paper T-shirts, created a mural and firmed up plans for an open house in early March, when they will demonstrate to their parents what they have learned. At Rayleigh elementary, students practised random acts of kindness, added blooms to a kindness tree and exchanged positive notes.

At Twin Rivers Education Centre, students promoted and participated in the Diversity Film Festival. At Logan Lake secondary, draws were held for students taking part in kind acts. At Pacific Way elementary, students are holding a two-week kindness challenge. At Sun Peaks elementary, students are participating in kindness activities for a month, including a slogan contest, diversity videos and a kindness photo booth.

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