Boys and Girls club members spreading awareness of Pink Shirt Day. Photo By Tony Stacey



Bullying takes many shapes and has affected many people from youth to adults.  It's an issue that many communities, no matter the size, has dealt with and at times has come to tragedy.

On Wednesday afternoon, residents of Fort Saskatchewan are encouraged to participate in Pink Shirt Day.  A Day that brings National Awareness to stop Bullying.  FCSS Director for the City of Fort Saskatchewan, Barb Bigelow, explains the origins of Pink Shirt Day.

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The Boys and Girls Club of Fort Saskatchewan have held Pink Shirt Day activities since 2009 and have witnessed the growth of the Anti-Bullying campaign.  Last year a joint initiative was created with the Boys and Girls Club, Building Bridges and Restorative Justice, to provide the community a resource for people that are victims of bullying.

Don Lehman, Program Coordinator of Restorative Justice, talked about the opportunity for residents dealing with bullying.

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The Fort Saskatchewan Boys and Girls club invites the community to support Pink Shirt Day by wearing pink Wednesday and by joining the rally hosted at the CO-OP parking lot.  Executive Director of the Fort Saskatchewan Boys and Girls Club, Wendy Serink, gives insight on the event Wednesday.

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The afternoon begins with a march from the Boys and Girls Club at 3:45pm to the Co-op parking lot with the community rally beginning at 4pm.  

Here's highlights from 2014's rally on Pink Shirt Day.