Bullying opposed

The Boys and Girls Club wants you to be in the pink Wednesday. Literally.

Michelle Carty

The Boys and Girls Club wants you to be in the pink Wednesday. Literally.

Pink Shirt Day annually draws attention to bullying, and what can be done to combat it.

“Pink Shirt Day is an opportunity for the community to join us in taking a stand against bullying,” Boys and Girls Club of Vancouver Island say in a news release.

Part of the money raised by shirt sales will be used to continue to make Boys and Girls Clubs “a good place to be,” the release adds.

“The Boys and Girls Clubs have always promoted safe and inclusive environments,” says Joanne Petersen, program manager of the Comox Valley Boys and Girls Club.

“We’re standing up against bullying … we won’t allow that in our environment. By acknowledging it, talking about it, everybody can make a difference … by refusing to be bullied and standing up for somebody who is being bullied.”

She said it’s important to let children know they can talk about bullying.

Unfortunately, the local Boys and Girls Club has no more pink anti-bullying shirts for sale because its order was shorted by the supplier.

Petersen suggests that you buy a shirt from London Drugs if you want to take a stand against bullying.

For more information about bullying, visit www.bullyingawarenessnetwork.ca, www.cipb.ca and www.bgccan.com.


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