On Tuesday, February 25, Holy Name will be participating in Pink Shirt Day & Shrove Tuesday. Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day started in Canada in 2007, when two Nova Scotia high school students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, decided to take a stand against homophobic bullying after a grade 10 student was harassed and threatened for wearing pink. David and Travis bought dozens of pink shirts and distributed them to their male classmates to wear the next day. The word got out and hundreds of students showed up in pink, some from head-to-toe, to stand together against bullying. Pink Shirt Day symbolizes and communicates Unity, Acceptance, Compassion.
Student and staff of Holy Name CES will also be celebrating Shrove Tuesday, where all will be provided with a pancakes. Thank you to Mrs. Volpe for organizing the event and members of Catholic School Council for their generous contribution, coordinating and distribution of pancakes and syrup to the students and staff.