February 27th is Pink Shirt Day in Canada and we had many students of the local schools participate. Pink Shirt Day originated in Berwick, Nova Scotia back in 2007 when a student purchased 50 pink shirts to show support for a young man who wore a pink shirt to school. 

Locally Morrin School and Carbon School participated yesterday. The kids in grades 5 through 9 at Morrin and the junior high students at Carbon also had the opportunity to attend the 3rd Annual Anti-Bullying game put on by the Calgary Hitmen.

Don Yavis, Principal of Morrin School reflects on the atmosphere at the game. "It's really something you have to see. The atmosphere is crazy. The players' comment, they talk to the players between periods on the jumbotron. They just can't believe the noise level and the hype of the game. It's crazy loud, it's like a playoff game for the Flames."

It wasn't really about the game, more about the message. Reed McFarlane, a grade 5 student at Morrin School understood the message. "Be brave, if you see something say something. Don't be a bystander. Help a person who is being bullied. carbon pink shirtCarbon School Pink Shirt Day; Photo courtesy of Carbon School

The message at the school as well is just as important. Marci Steen knows that this type of event doesn't hurt. "It certainly helps. We can't expect that to be our quick fix but we can sure springboard off of it and we do a commendable job here at Carbon School about promoting that positive school culture. We can't just rely on that. We have to be active every day in this struggle and we want to make sure everybody feels safe and healthy and proud to be a part of our school."

Since most were at the hockey game from Morrin School, their pink shirt day will be on Friday.

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