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Help re-hang signs at Porter elementary

A Porter elementary student is asking for the public
A Porter elementary student is asking for the public's help to re-hang wooden, pink shirts around his school after the art display was torn down by vandals.
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A Porter elementary student is asking for the public's help to re-hang wooden, pink shirts around his school after the art display was torn down by vandals.

Josh Eisner had hung the placards around the school to commemorate Pink Shirt Day, the anti-bullying campaign that was launched in Nova Scotia in 2007.

The wooden art display was meant to raise awareness of bullying at schools, however after the Christmas holiday, the students found the handmade pink shirts had been torn down.

Eisner is asking the community to join him on Wednesday, Feb. 29, to put the wooden T-shirts back on the school's fence.

Those interested in participating can meet outside the front door of Porter elementary (728 Porter Street, Coquitlam) at 9:05 a.m. Pliers and work gloves are recommended.

Pink Shirt Day was started at high school in Nova Scotia in 2007 after two students were bullied and threatened for wearing a pink shirt to school.

The next day, the pair brought 50 pink shirts to school for others to wear and Pink Shirt Day was born. It takes place annually on the last Wednesday of February.

For more information about the campaign go to www.pinkshirtday.com.

gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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