Purpose behind mystery doors in central NS revealed

The colourful doors that have popped up across central Nova Scotia over the past week have been revealed to be part of the lead-up to the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) "Stand Up. Speak Out." event next month.

Gary Adams, CCRSB's Superintendent and CEO, says the mystery doors are symbolic of open door, open mind, adding the school board wanted to attract attention to an event that addresses many important issues for students.

A purple door had appeared in Elmsdale, a blue door in Amherst, a red door in New Glasgow, and several doors of varying colours in the Truro area.

Adams says five bright and different colors were chosen to represent the five pillars of social justice,  race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and abilities.

"Stand Up. Speak Out.", hosted annually by the school board, is centered on anti-bullying and has expanded to include social justice.

The doors will remain in their current locations until the event on September 14th at CEC, at which point they'll be placed in schools to be decorated by students, and then form an art installation late in the school year.