February 25, 2019

Huddle Up to host Pink Shirt Day event on Wednesday

TORONTO – On Wednesday, February 27, the Argos’ long-standing and award-winning Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program, presented by Tim Hortons, will be celebrating Pink Shirt Day at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys School in Brampton. 10-year Toronto Argonauts veteran defensive back Matt Black and a member of the Toronto Argonauts cheerleading team will be on hand to share impactful personal stories with the youth and will sport a pink shirt to endorse the internationally-recognized movement in support of bullying prevention in schools, communities and online.

**Due to school regulations, media wishing to attend any in-school events must contact the Toronto Argonauts Communications Department in advance.**

SCHOOL:                St. Marguerite Bourgeoys

DATE:                         February 27, 2019

TIME:                         1:30 p.m.

ADDRESS:                  550 North Park Drive, Brampton, ON

PLAYER:                     Matt Black

For media wishing to attend the assembly, please RSVP no later than 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, February 27, by emailing Chris Balenovich at chris.balenovich@mlse.com


The Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program, presented by Tim Hortons, has reached over 600,000 students with messages to prevent bullying. In now it’s 18th year, the program has continued to address the issues surrounding bullying while adding a focus on improving the well-being of students in GTA schools. Argos players, staff, and cheerleaders share personal stories that encourage, embrace and celebrate diversity and inclusion with the goal of helping inspire students to build positive character, self-awareness and a positive sense of belonging.


“Pink Shirt Day” is a North American-wide movement that works to mobilize students and adults to wear pink in a show of solidarity for bullying prevention efforts. Travis Price, then a grade 12 student in Nova Scotia, stood up for a grade 9 student who was targeted and bullied for wearing a pink t-shirt on his first day of school. Price and his classmate David Shepherd decided to purchase 50 pink shirts to wear to school the next day. When other classmates joined in, they realized that bullying only has power if no one stands up against it, and so a movement was born. Millions of people across the continent now take part in Pink Shirt Day annually.