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Events Mark Pink Shirt Day in Prince George
People across the province are being asked to wear pink today to demonstrate their support for efforts to end bullying. Today is Pink Shirt Day, a day designed to raise awareness about the damaging effects of bullying. The day is the culmination of a month's worth of anti-bullying events held throughout February. Vista Radio and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince George are holding a barbeque from 11:30 until 1:00 outside the station at 1930 Third avenue today. Donations will go towards supporting programming at BBBS. One of the aims of the organization is to prevent risky behaviours, such as bullying, through providing mentorship for youth.
Meantime, The Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society has spent weeks leading anti-bullying workshops in Prince George. Spokeswoman Maggie Bambi says one last workshop will take place at PGSS today to mark Pink Shirt Day. She says a public event is also planned this evening to educate other youth and families about bullying.
"One thing that we really want to get across is that diversity is a beautiful thing," says Bambi, "And multiculturalism is also a very, very beautiful thing. Bullying is not somehting that we want to have in our community."
The free public event will be hosted at the I-M-S-S building on Second Avenue from four to seven o'clock this evening.
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