Simcoe County students celebrating Day of Pink to promote bullying prevention2021年12月29日

Students in the Simcoe County District School Board have turned International Day of Pink into a week-long event.

From April 11 to15,  bullying prevention events will take place throughout the county.   

??Paint the Town Pink  ?

More than 120 teams of SCDSB students have been matched with stores in Alcona, Alliston, Barrie (downtown and in the Holly area), Collingwood, Creemore and Midland. These stores have donated their main windows to be decorated pink. Students will design and install a window display that combines the branding of the store with bullying prevention and equity-themed pink displays. Students will assemble their displays by April 8, for viewing during the week.  

??International Day of Pink   ?Each year, the second Wednesday in April is marked as the International Day of Pink. This year’s event takes place on April 13. In addition to the events listed here, many schools hold bullying prevention assemblies, pink shirt days and other activities.   

Barrie, April 13

Barrie’s official International Day of Pink celebration will take place at City Hall at 4:30 p.m. Representatives from the SCDSB and Barrie Pride will be at the flag raising along with other local dignitaries.   ??

Collingwood, April 13

  On the morning of April 13, students will unite to turn Collingwood pink and participate in Olympic-themed challenges at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena. Local dignitaries including MP Jim Wilson and Mayor Sandra Cooper will participate in the opening ceremony, which begins outside the library at 10 a.m., with a torch run to the arena to follow.  

In Barrie and Collingwood, students will be joined by MacKenzie Oliver, founder of the I Love Me Club, to take a bullying prevention pledge.   ??

Art Exhibit   ?

Grade 10-12 visual and media arts students from Innisdale Secondary School will display artwork at the SCDSB Education Centre in Midhurst. The exhibit will run during the last two weeks of April.  ??

Thanks to Hillcrest Elementarily School for helping us get our pink on! #paintthetownpink #downtownbarrie

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