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Pink Power

March 10, 2015

Students and school staff all across the province donned pink attire on Feb. 25 in recognition of Pink Shirt Day. The annual anti-bullying event started in Nova Scotia in 2007 when two high school students encouraged their classmates to wear pink as a show of support for a student at their school who had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt.

Teacher Andrew Parker of M.E. LaZerte High School in Edmonton takes a selfie with two students and David Edward Garcia (right), the school’s guest speaker for Pink Shirt Day.

Our Lady of Assumption School in Lethbridge

Students from Blackie (east of High River) form a heart.

About 375 students and staff created a “river of pink” that filled the hallways of Evergreen Elementary School in Drayton Valley.

A shirt worn at St. Patrick Fine Arts Elementary School in Lethbridge.

Staff at the Rocky View Schools office in Airdrie gather for a photo with division mascot Rocky Raccoon, whose pink shirt is size XXXL.

Students from Calling Lake School.

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