Pink Shirt Day addresses bullying

Wednesday Feb. 24 was Pink Shirt Day, but this day was not just about wearing a pink shirt.

Wednesday Feb. 24 was Pink Shirt Day, but this day was not just about wearing a pink shirt.

It was about supporting people who have been bullied and raising awareness to address the issue of bullying.

Recently the Summerland Asset Development Initiative has partnered with Summerland Bully Free to raise awareness on this issue.

When asked why pink shirt day and anti-bullying campaigns are important Alyson Lindsay, administrative coordinator at SADI said, “It’s important on many levels. It’s not just for addressing how to deal with a bully and learning conflict resolution. Its about building resilience and knowing when to step in to help others.”

One of the members of  SADI, Alexander Vaneherwaarden said, “This is a problem that can’t be fixed by just one or two people. It has to be a group effort.”