Students, staff and parents from Fairview Elementary participated in a pink-themed parade on Wednesday to celebrate Pink Shirt Day and deliver a message of kindness in the community.
Students from kindergarten to Grade 7, who were joined by pink shirt-clad members of the Ridge Meadows RCMP, carried colourful hand-made banners and signs and travelled up 123rd Avenue to Volker Park. Once there, they were greeted by Laity View Elementary students who cheered and waved their own Pink Shirt Day signs.
“It was an excellent event that focused on the importance of spreading kindness as well as building community outside our walls,” said Jenn Gallop, acting principal at Fairview.
“It was incredible to have the support from our surrounding school, as they welcomed us with high-fives and kind words as we paraded through the park and back to our school. Having our local RCMP and families walk with us was a great opportunity to build a feeling of connection and common ground.”