Feb 23, 2017
Vancouver, BC – Yesterday, Langara College hosted a Pink Shirt Day festival for the campus community. Students had the opportunity to give pledges to a bully-free lifestyle, participate in games, and enjoy popcorn, cotton candy, and cake. Over 170 hours of volunteer service was dedicated to the event and $885.40 was raised for the CKNW Orphans’ Fund to help support anti-bullying programs across the Lower Mainland.
“It’s wonderful to see the community 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
Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, 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. Langara is also known as “house of teachings”, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.
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