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EVENT: Travis Price, Pink Shirt Day co-founder, to visit schools

As part of Bullying Prevention & Awareness Week, a high-profile guest speaker is coming to Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board.

Travis Price, the co-founder of Pink Shirt Day, will be presenting to students from six secondary schools.

Travis Price Visits to Secondary Schools November 2014
Monday,
November 17
Tuesday,
November 18
Wednesday,
November 19
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Trenton High School

9:50 – 10:50 a.m.

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Bayside Secondary School

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Moira Secondary School

1:20 – 2:20 p.m.

Centennial Secondary School

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Quinte Secondary School

Background on Travis Price

Price is the co-founder of Pink Shirt Day.

In 2007, a Grade 9 student at Price’s Nova Scotia school was bullied when he was referred to using homophobic slurs because he wore a pink shirt to school. That afternoon, Price and his friend purchased 75 pink shirts, which were as many as they could buy. The next day, they asked students to wear the pink shirts to school in order to send a message that bullying was unacceptable.

Price was 17 at the time. He is now in his mid-20s, and has been highly successfully in speaking about his own, and other instances of bullying, and what students can do to make positive change.

Price speaks all over Canada, as well as other countries, and has been at some of the largest anti-bullying events around the world. He was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his speaking contributions.

Here is a link to a video on Price’s website which summarizes the kinds of things he talks about:

http://pinkshirtday.ca/2014/02/25/travis-price-and-jen-schaeffers-on-the-rush/

This visit by Travis Price connects to the recent launch of the school board Say One Nice Thing campaign.

Thank you to Williams Hotels for sponsoring Price’s visit.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Last updated: March 20, 2017 at 1:35 pm