Pink hands and kindness signs mark Pink Shirt Day in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

February 28, 2024

By Colleen Flanagan, The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News

Lift each other up – that was the message for Pink Shirt Day at schools across the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows School District on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

In addition to wearing pink shirts, students attended special assemblies and some schools held special events.

Students at Pitt Meadows Elementary helped officers from the Ridge Meadows RCMP detachment create a banner in honour of the day by dipping their hands in pink pain and decorating the banner with their hand prints.

The inspiration for the project came from a Pink Shirt Day T-shirt design, explained Cpl. Julie Klaussner with the Ridge Meadows detachment, a design by Corey Bulpitt, an artist from the Haida Na7ikun-Raven Clan, which shows a graffiti, Haida-style drawing of two hands at the bottom of the shirt.

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