Pink Shirt Day in Canada
Pink Shirt Day in Canada is held on February 28. This event in the third decade of the month February is annual. Help us
Pink Shirt Day falls on the last Wednesday of February every year. Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and online. Over the month of February, and throughout the year, CKNW Kids' Fund's Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness of these issues, as well as raise funds to support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem. Inspired by an act of kindness in small-town Nova Scotia, CKNW Kids' Fund, working with partners Boys & Girls Clubs and 980 CKNW, was inspired to raise funds to support anti-bullying programs.
After David and Travis’ act of kindness in 2007, CKNW was inspired to help other youth affected by bullying, with many staff members wearing pink shirts and collecting funds to support Boys and Girls Clubs.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Anosmia Awareness Day on February 27 (International observance);
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in Great Britain on March 1 (when a woman is diagnosed at the earliest stage, her chance of surviving ovarian cancer for five years or more doubles from just 46 per cent to more than 90 per cent);
National Procrastination Week in the UK on March 1 (the goal is to leave unnecessary tasks at a later time, provide mental and emotional relief, help reduce stress and anxiety);
National for the Blind in El Salvador on March 1 (Nacional de Las Personas Ciegas);
Time for a Cuppa in England on March 1 (gather your friends and family on a cup for a cup of tea, a piece of cake and a nose - all for good reason!)