Richmond council stands up to bullying

The mayor and council of Richmond are asking residents to wear pink on Feb 27 to show support for eradicating bullying.

Feb. 27 is ERASE Bullying Day – ERASE stands for “Expect Respect and a Safe Education.” The pink-day initiative is about more than raising awareness, but also a pledge to be part of the solution and show support for diversity.

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ERASE is a partnership between the city and the school district to encourage “pink shirt behaviour” all year.

“We are committed to building a respectful, safe, caring and connected community that values individual differences,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “We ask Richmond residents to proudly wear pink on the last Wednesday in February to show their commitment to and support of erasing bullying in the community.”

Community centres and Richmond schools will host a variety of events the wole week to help raise awareness and understanding.

Richmond Fire-Rescue personnel on duty at all Richmond Fire Halls will wear pink epaulettes to show their support of ERASE Bullying.

For a list of all events planned and more information about Richmond’s ERASE Bullying initiative, visit www.richmond.ca/youthinitiatives.

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