Young people across Saskatchewan are participating in Day of Pink rallies to promote respect and end bullying.

The official Day of Pink is set for Wednesday, however several hundred students took part in a Tuesday rally at the Turvey Centre.

"I came to be inspired. To make a difference in my hometown which is Rocanville, Saskatchewan," Kelli Stangenland told CBC News Tuesday. "Bullying is a problem everywhere and I really want to make a difference."

The rally included speakers and music performances.

"We saw a girl in a wheelchair come and talk about her experience and encourage us to make a difference and stand up against bullying," Stangenland said.

Another Day of Pink event is set for the Cornwall Centre in Regina where a photo booth and giant peace sign will be seet up on Wednesday.