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Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 22 

In our assemblies, Tom Babits and Naheed Bardai have talked about the idea that our differences make us stronger.

Unfortunately, sometimes we exclude people because we see them as different. A Grade 9 student in Nova Scotia was bullied because he was wearing a pink shirt in 2007. Two older boys at the student’s school knew that a colour doesn’t define a person, so they bought 50 pink shirts to hand out to their friends. Since then, a pink shirt has come to symbolize a stand against bullying. We’d also like it to represent the fact that we’re a school community in which everyone is welcome regardless of the differences we see or don’t see.

Boys, faculty and staff members are encouraged to wear a pink T-shirt on Wednesday, Feb. 22 to show that they too see diversity as a strength.