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Richmond city council asks public to wear pink, stand up to bullying

The public is asked to wear pink to celebrate ERASE Bullying Day on Feb. 24 this year.
City Council Pink Shirt Day
The City of Richmond supports the upcoming ERASE Bullying Day on Wednesday, February 24. (Clockwise from top left): Mayor Malcolm Brodie; Councillors Chak Au, Carol Day, Alexa Loo, Harold Steves, Linda McPhail, Michael Wolfe and Bill McNulty.

The City of Richmond’s mayor and council are asking residents to wear pink on Feb. 24 to help in the battle against bullying.

Next Wednesday, Feb. 24 is ERASE Bullying Day – ERASE stands for “Expect Respect and a Safe Education."

The day is about more than awareness, but to also take part in the solution and to support diversity by wearing pink on the day.

The City of Richmond, Richmond School District and the Richmond Public Library are once again partnering to bring attention to the pink-day initiative.

“Wearing pink represents your commitment to a respectful city and not tolerating bullying on this or any other day of the year,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

City of Richmond facilities and staff will show their support around the community by: 

  • Window displays, facilities and outdoor public spaces will be decorated at various Richmond community centres
  • Richmond Fire-Rescue duty crews will be wearing pink epaulettes on their uniform on February 24
  • Social media messaging will be posted about kindness, connection, celebrating diversity and embracing each other’s differences.

ERASE is a BC Ministry of Education strategy for youths to advocate for education free from discrimination, bullying harassment, intimidation and violence.

More information on ERASE Bullying Day at and