News Release

DSBN Showcases the Power of Pink Wednesday

Feb 26, 2019

It’s normally considered a softer hue, but on Wednesday, pink will make a strong statement.

Wednesday, February 27, is pink shirt day at the District School Board of Niagara. To show their support in the effort to end bullying, DSBN students and staff will don their best and brightest pink items to wear to school and work.

“Although it’s appropriate to wear a pink shirt any day, Wednesday’s event is an important way for students and staff to acknowledge the powerful role they have to play in putting an end to bullying,” said Susie Palumbo, DSBN Student Achievement Leader for Equity and Inclusion.

The District School Board of Niagara does not tolerate bullying, whether it happens in-class, off school property, or online. Educating students about bullying, how to recognize it, and how to stop it, is an important emphasis at DSBN schools. Numerous anti-bullying initiatives, such as pink shirt day, take place throughout the year.

“At the DSBN, students and staff believe everyone has the right to be respected and the responsibility to respect others. I am proud of everything our schools do to promote a positive culture where all students feel valued and accepted,” said Warren Hoshizaki, Director of Education.

You can follow the parade of pink on Twitter using the hashtag #DSBNpinkshirt.