Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day Quick Facts

2020 DateFebruary 26, 2020
2021 DateFebruary 24, 2021
Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day History

Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness of bullying by wearing a pink shirt. David Shepherd and Travis Price were credited with originating the observance. It began as a gesture of sympathy when they witnessed a 9th grade boy being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. As a way of protesting, David and Travis began distributing pink t-shirts to all the boys in their school in Berwick, Nova Scotia. According to Canadian Institutes of Health Research, about 1 in 3 students in Canada have reported being bullied.

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