Cold Lake Bully Free

Cold Lake Bully Free Committee

“Our purpose is to raise awareness about the serious impact bullying has on individuals, groups and the community and to explore and share solutions on how bulling can be prevented”

The Cold Lake Bully Free Committee is a group that meets monthly to develop programs and events to increase awareness of bullying.  It evolved from a task force, formed in 2007 by the City of Cold Lake.  The committee has representation from local agencies and concerned citizens who strive to provide opportunities for community groups, recreation and hobby clubs, sport and dance camps, workplaces and the public to learn about prevention skills.  If you are interested in having a presentation tailored for your group or joining the committee, please contact FCSS at 780-594-4495.

 

International Day of Pink

Day of Pink is a day where communities across the country and world unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop all forms of bullying.

The International Day of Pink was originated by two teenage students in Nova Scotia who took a stand against bullies at their school.  CBC News, September 19, 2007, reported that David Sheperd and Travis Price, after hearing a student was called a homosexual and threatened for wearing pink, “went to a nearby discount store and bought 50 pink shirts, including tank tops to wear to school the next day.”  They got the word out online about their idea to wear pink in support of the student and to take a stand against the bullies.  “I just figured enough was enough”, Sheperd was quoted as saying.  The next day hundreds of students showed up in pink clothing and little was heard from the bullies again.

For more information about Day of Pink and what date each year to wear your pink and show your support, please visit https://dayofpink.org/about or call Cold Lake and District FCSS.

 

 

Some great anti-bullying resources: