CFB Esquimalt joins forces with Rick Hansen on Pink Shirt Day

"Bravo Zulu" / March 6, 2014

Each week we celebrate the exploits of the exceptional men and women of your Navy from coast to coast.

We mark these outstanding achievements using the traditional naval signal for a job well done...

…Bravo Zulu!

Bravo Zulu to personnel at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt, and to Honorary Colonel Rick Hansen, who helped in the fight against bullying on Pink Shirt Day, February 26, 2014.

More than 800 civilian and military Defence Team members wore pink to show their support for anti-bullying campaigns in the region. They also raised more than $2,000 for Belmont Secondary School in Langford, British Columbia, to assist with the school’s anti-bullying efforts.

Joining the team in the event was Canadian legend Rick Hansen, Honorary Colonel for the Joint Personnel Support Unit.

 Pink Shirt Day originated in 2007 when two students from Nova Scotia organized a high school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt.