OCDSB Celebrates Pink Shirt Day/Day of Pink District -Wide Wednesday, February 27th

February 22, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) - Thousands of OCDSB students and staff will be wearing pink on Wednesday, February 27 to celebrate Day of Pink and Pink Shirt Day. School communities are encouraged to practice kindness. The wearing of pink clothing is designed to send a message -  bullying will not be tolerated in our schools. Recognition in our schools includes assemblies, in-class learning experiences, lunchtime activities, and anti-bullying video presentations.

Sir Robert Borden High School 

This year, Sir Robert Borden grade 12 Visual Arts students created a selection of 10 different, Day of Pink silkscreen designs. Students were asked to bring a piece of clothing from home and have it silkscreened in one of the 10 designs. The entire process took minutes but will offer every student an opportunity to wear an official "Day of Pink Design" tomorrow. The student’s goal was to encourage participation while eliminating the financial barriers of purchasing a new article of clothing.

Severn Avenue Public School

Students at Severn Avenue Public School will start the day with a Bully Busters Presentation at 10:00 a.m. The Kindergarten students spent Monday tie-dying T-shirts. Tomorrow, they will showcase their wearable art in a sign of solidarity.  In addition, students will be wearing anti-bullying paper slogans on their own clothing. 

Colonel By Secondary School

Colonel By's Student Council, CougarVision, and Leadership Camp Leaders are hosting lunchtime activities, events, and prizes centered on raising awareness. On Pink Shirt Day all students will be greeted in the morning by the 60 student leaders. The leaders will be wearing pink shirts and displaying a variety of signs, promoting inclusion and kindness. Meanwhile, in first period every student in the school will receive a “Pink Cougar Paw” temporary tattoo as well as a pink bracelet to be worn throughout the day as a sign of unity and acceptance. This will be followed by the entire school population watching a special anti-bullying video presentation. Students will end their celebrations by attempting to break a Guinness World Record for the largest Music/Movie Trivia Competition. It will be Colonel By's 4th attempt.  


For more information please contact OCDSB Communication Officer, Sharlene Hunter at 613-596-8264.

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