February 28, 2018 WPE Celebrates Pink Shirt Day For The 8th Year In A Row
Western Pacific Enterprises Helps Bring Awareness of Bullying in The Workplace
Western Pacific Enterprises, Ltd. (WPE) celebrates Pink Shirt Day for the 8th year to help promote awareness of bullying in the workplace. WPE purchased pink shirts for all employees on February 28 and stood in solidarity to practice kindness and symbolize a zero-tolerance policy regarding bullying in schools, workplaces, homes, and online. WPE also distributed a confidential survey to all employees to gauge the organization’s health related to bullying and feel included.
About Pink Shirt Day
Pink Shirt Day was inspired by an act of kindness in small-town Nova Scotia when a group of high school friends organized a protest to wear pink to support a 9th-grade boy who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. They took a standby distributing pink shirts to all the boys in the school. As they stood in the school foyer handing out the shirts the following day, the bullied boy walked in, and his face spoke volumes. The bullies were never heard from again.
After this act of kindness in 2007, the idea has grown each year, with worldwide support and participation. Countries across the globe are now organizing anti-bullying fundraisers of their own, including Japan, New Zealand, China, Panama, and numerous others. Last year alone, people in almost 180 countries shared their support of Pink Shirt Day through social media posts and donations.
The ripple effect of a kind word or deed can make a difference. Thank you to our employees who wore pink shirts to symbolize their intolerance of bullying. We continue to promote a culture of kindness, raising awareness and standing up to bullying in our schools, workplaces, and online.