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Wear pink on Feb. 28 for Pink Shirt Day

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:57 PST, Tue February 20, 2024

Last Updated: 10:49 PST, Thu February 22, 2024

The City of Richmond, Richmond School District No. 38, Richmond Fire-Rescue, Richmond-RCMP and Richmond Public Library are encouraging everyone to wear pink on Wednesday, Feb. 28 in honour of Pink Shirt Day to promote kindness and anti-bullying.

Pink Shirt Day activities taking place in the community on and around Feb. 28 include:

  • Instagram Selfie Photo Contest for youth at City Centre Community Centre
  • Cookie decorating for children and youth at Steveston Community Centre
  • Chalkboard wall messages of recognition at Cambie Community Centre
  • Window and lobby displays at community centres, Minoru Centre for Active Living, and other city facilities with messages about kindness
  • Themed decorations and book displays at all four Richmond Public Library locations focusing on kindness and anti-bullying
  • Richmond Fire-Rescue duty crews wearing pink epaulettes on their uniform
  • School District No. 38 encouraging schools to access online resources, including Pink Shirt Day and SOGI123 websites, and the Dalai Lama Centre.
  • Richmond-RCMP Community Engagement Team will be out in the community connecting with youth.

For a listing of Pink Shirt Day activities and initiatives, check out

About Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day originated in 2007 when Travis Price and David Shepherd, two high school students from Nova Scotia, learned a Grade 9 student had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. Shortly after, both students distributed pink shirts to their fellow students in solidarity. This act of kindness sparked what is now known as Pink Shirt Day—an international anti-bullying movement.

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