The drivers and staff from Delaney Bus Lines were proud to wear pink last Wednesday in support of the Boys and Girls Club of Cornwall and SD&G, Pink Shirt Day.

The pink shirt theme originated from an incident at a Nova Scotia high school when students organized a protest in sympathy with a grade 9 student who had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.  Two male students then distributed pink t-shirts to be worn by all the boys in the school, making a non-violent statement that bullying would not be tolerated.

Mark Begg, Manager with Delaney Bus Lines said that he was extremely proud of his team for taking part in this event.  “By participating in local initiatives like Pink Shirt Day, it demonstrates to our passengers, our schools and our community that we do not tolerate any type of bullying in our school buses.”

In addition to this awareness campaign, Begg said that school bus drivers also get to participate in workshops such as: “Growing Respect on Your School Bus” and “Building Positive Student Behaviour on Your School Bus” throughout the school year.