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Pink Shirt Day

Posted on Jan 24, 2021

Pink Shirt Day is a day to proudly wear a pink shirt as a visual representation to choose kindness. This year's theme for Pink Shirt Day is "lift each other up". How can you lift up someone in your life?

Medicine Hat Catholic Schools are proud to celebrate Pink Shirt Day as a symbol of peace and kindness in our schools.

Where did Pink Shirt Day come from?

In 2007 in Nova Scotia, Grade 12 students David Shepherd, Travis Price and a few friends saw that a grade 9 student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.

They knew they had to do something to show that this kind of behavior was not okay.

They decided to go out and buy pink shirts and hand them out to other students to wear. 

By the end of that week, most of the students in the school were wearing pink shirts to show support for the grade 9 student who was bullied.