Feb 25, 2016

Vancouver, BC – Yesterday, Langara College hosted a Pink Shirt Day event for the campus community. Participants played games, took selfies at the Selfie Station, and enjoyed cake and popcorn.

The event raised just under $1000 in t-shirt sales and 34 volunteers contributed 108 hours of time.

“It’s wonderful to see VOLT volunteers dedicated to such an important event,” said Maggie Stewart, VOLT Volunteer Program coordinator. “Bullying is a very real issue and it’s great to see Langara College engaging students and promoting inclusion.”

View the photos from Pink Shirt Day here.

About Pink Shirt Day

The Pink Shirt Day campaign was started in 2007 by two Nova Scotia teens, David Shepard and Travis Price, in support of a classmate who was bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt to school. Deciding to take a stand against bullying, the pair purchased dozens of pink tank tops at a local thrift store, which students wore to school the next day. Since then, Pink Shirt Day has become an annual event to speak out against bullying and harassment.

For more information about Pink Shirt Day, please visit: www.pinkshirtday.ca

About Langara
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path.

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Maggie Stewart
VOLT Volunteer Program
Langara College

Charlotte Sander
Communications Officer
Communications and Marketing
Langara College