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Published on September 12, 2013

Sept. 12 was Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia and in Yarmouth the Walk Against Bullying Society held an awareness walk on Starrs Road. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on September 12, 2013

Sept. 12 was Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia and in Yarmouth the Walk Against Bullying Society held an awareness walk on Starrs Road. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on September 12, 2013

Sept. 12 was Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia and in Yarmouth the Walk Against Bullying Society held an awareness walk on Starrs Road. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on September 12, 2013

Sept. 12 was Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia and in Yarmouth the Walk Against Bullying Society held an awareness walk on Starrs Road. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on September 12, 2013

Sept. 12 was Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia and in Yarmouth the Walk Against Bullying Society held an awareness walk on Starrs Road. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on September 12, 2013

Sept. 12 was Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia and in Yarmouth the Walk Against Bullying Society held an awareness walk on Starrs Road. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on September 12, 2013

Sept. 12 was Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia and in Yarmouth the Walk Against Bullying Society held an awareness walk on Starrs Road. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on September 12, 2013

Sept. 12 was Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia and in Yarmouth the Walk Against Bullying Society held an awareness walk on Starrs Road. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on September 12, 2013

Sept. 12 was Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia and in Yarmouth the Walk Against Bullying Society held an awareness walk on Starrs Road. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on September 12, 2013

Sept. 12 was Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia and in Yarmouth the Walk Against Bullying Society held an awareness walk on Starrs Road. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on September 12, 2013

Sept. 12 was Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia and in Yarmouth the Walk Against Bullying Society held an awareness walk on Starrs Road. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on September 12, 2013

Sept. 12 was Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia and in Yarmouth the Walk Against Bullying Society held an awareness walk on Starrs Road. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on September 12, 2013

Sept. 12 was Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia and in Yarmouth the Walk Against Bullying Society held an awareness walk on Starrs Road. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on September 12, 2013

Sept. 12 was Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia and in Yarmouth the Walk Against Bullying Society held an awareness walk on Starrs Road. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on September 12, 2013

Sept. 12 was Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia and in Yarmouth the Walk Against Bullying Society held an awareness walk on Starrs Road. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on September 12, 2013

Sept. 12 was Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia and in Yarmouth the Walk Against Bullying Society held an awareness walk on Starrs Road. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

A sea of pink made its way along Starrs Road in Yarmouth on Thursday evening, Sept. 12, as part of effort to raise awareness about bullying and to spread the message that bullying must end.

Jeanne Doucette, a Wedgeport resident and a mother who was one of the organizers of the event, said she was overwhelmed by the amount of people who took part in the walk, which got underway shortly after 6:30 p.m. She says 280 people signed in for the walk, and there were more walkers beyond that.

This is the second year the walk has been held in Yarmouth. The Walk Against Bullying Society has been planning the event for months, and spreading awareness about bullying during those months as well.

The Sept. 12 Walk Against Bullying falls on Anti-bullying Day in Nova Scotia, also known as Pink Day, which is recognized on the second Thursday of September. Many schools will encourage students to wear pink to school on Thursday and will hold activities aimed at spreading the anti-bullying message.

 

You can read other stories about the walk by clicking here and here.

Organizations: Bullying Society

Geographic location: Yarmouth, Starrs Road, Wedgeport Nova Scotia

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