Today mark’s Red Cross Day of Pink, which encourages youth and adults to take a united stand against bullying.
The Canadian Red Cross is holding events across the country, including in Manitoba, where more than 17,500 people will be participating.
A bullying awareness assembly will take place at Elwick Community School at 10 a.m., followed by a community march at 11 a.m.
In Selkirk, a celebration and assembly is planned for École Selkirk Junior High at 2:15 p.m.
Both events are open to the public and attendees are encouraged to wear pink to show their support.
“I want to congratulate all of the students, educators, parents and community members who are participating in the Day of Pink and standing up against bullying,” said Premier Greg Selinger. “We all have a role to play in making our schools safe and accepting places where all students get a strong start.”