Stand up to bullying on Pink Shirt Day

Nick Laurin
Stand up to bullying on Pink Shirt Day
Pictured is Linda Merpaw Lebel, Special Event Coordinator with BGC Cornwall (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, ON – The community is wearing pink to celebrate the annual Boys and Girls Club Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, Feb 23.
The goal of this day is to help spread positive, and anti-bullying messages across the community.

“The past has been tough on all of us. The pandemic has hit kids really hard, but we are all feeling degrees of isolation. In times of uncertainty is when we need each other the most. It starts with kindness – towards each other, and towards ourselves. Kindness connects us, and Pink Shirt Day is to remind us to come together and create moments of positivity. Together we spread positivity and begin conversation around anti-bullying strategies. Our kids need to feel supported. Feel safe. Feel a sense of belonging,” said Jacquie Richards, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club.

Each year, the Boys and Girls Club has over 100 Pink Shirt Day sponsors and community organization supporters.

“Our community embraces Pink Shirt Day, and supports BGC programs,” said Richards. “As part of being a Pink Shirt sponsor, Pink Shirts are donated to kids in the community. This year we anticipate 500 shirts will be donated to youth in the community.”

The Boys and Girls Club hopes to sell 4,000 Pink Shirts this year, whilst donating 100% of the proceeds to continue supporting BGC’s anti-bullying initiatives, throughout the month at all of their locations.

For more information on Pink Shirt Day, and anti-bullying initiatives, visit, or the Boys and Girls Club Facebook Page.

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