COMMUNITY: Recapping #albertapink

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No doubt about it – on Wednesday, February 26th, Albertans proudly painted the province pink!

Pink Shirt Day began in Nova Scotia and has since spread across the country and beyond.

Safe and Caring joined together with the Government of Alberta and the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services to encourage people to “get their pink on!” – and did you ever take us up on the challenge! #albertapink reached over 1 million Twitter accounts and generated over 3 million impressions on those accounts!

There were also a number of events taking place across the province – in homes, schools, hockey rinks, businesses and other places where people live and congregate – supporting positive action against bullying and promoting healthy, respectful relationships.

Enjoy some of our #albertapink photos!

Safe and Caring would like to acknowledge Travis Price and David Shepherd, the two Nova Scotia students who  started this movement… like them we recognize that we all have a role to play in stopping bullying and supporting safe, caring, healthy and respectful relationships for each and every one of us!

So thank you Travis and David –  and all of you who wore pink on Wednesday – for reminding us about the importance and power of kindness.

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