The power of pink

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On Feb. 26, in conjunction with Pink Shirt Day, the Surrey RCMP, City of Surrey and Surrey School District kicked off the youth stream launch of the Surrey Steps Up project at Princess Margaret Secondary.

The launch unveiled the Surrey Steps Up video that features six Surrey schools and thousands of local students.

Surrey youth are encouraged to get involved in changing behaviours that result in negative actions such as bullying and gang formation, and are encouraged to highlight their message for change through artistic expression (e.g. video, art, poetry or dance).

“It was great to stand beside our future leaders of Surrey today and kick start the youth engagement campaign of Surrey Steps Up,” said Surrey RCMP Chief Supt. Bill Fordy.

The youth engagement campaign will run until April 11 and culminate in a youth showcase on May 2 at Centre Stage in the new city hall.

The campaign is open to all elementary and high school students who live and/or study in Surrey. Youth are invited to submit their own video, music, dance, theatre, visual art, or community project that showcases the positive difference young people are making in their neighbourhoods and schools. Youth can “sign up to step up” at

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