Vernon is pretty in pink for Anti-Bullying Day

It is Pink Shirt Day - a day to bring awareness to the issue of bullying and several Vernon citizens are stepping up to make a difference locally.

Vernon Secondary School Grade 12 student Shaughnessy Barker has put together a 'Compliments Campaign.'

Barker, with the help of some friends, has written hundreds of personalized compliments on pink sticky notes and plastered the school with messages for the students and staff.

North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society (NOYFSS) is selling compliment cupcakes at the Bean Scene on Main Street in Vernon by donation from 8-11 am Wednesday morning.

Each cupcake is meant to spread kindness and connection.

Sales will continue at the NOYFSS office from 10:30-2.

RCMP Officer Cpl Wrigglesworth in Penticton has been touring schools in a pink uniform shirt to help spread the message and reminds students that the shirts are a symbol.

He says, "Sometimes we cannot see the hurt and pain that someone feels because it is on the inside and we all need to work together to make sure our words and actions do not hurt others."