Pink Shirt Day returns Feb 28, 2018!
Our Events'Kindness Counts' Breakfast will return! Free food and activities related to being a positive friend and leader!
Ages 11 - 18 are welcome to attend!
'KINDNESS COUNTS' BREAKFAST
This pink themed, FREE breakfast is a call to action highlighting the importance of kindness and compassion and helps bring positive change to our community. Wear pink to show your support. NOTE: Permission from parents and school representative is required to attend.
Notes: Parents and teachers are welcome to attend. Children must have permission from a parent and the school to attend as you will miss part of the morning class time.
Hyde Creek Recreation Centre 7:30 - 9:30am Registration details to follow.
What is Pink Shirt Day?
Pink Shirt Day is about identifying bullying and educating youth on how they can prevent it.
“David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied [for wearing a pink shirt]…[They] took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school. They sent out message to schoolmates that night, and the next morning they hauled the shirts to school in a plastic bag. As they stood in the foyer handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes. ‘It looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,’ Mr. Price recalled. The bullies were never heard from again."
Resources"If you're unsure, text 211 to get help now. There are trained professionals 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year to listen and help guide you to get the right help for what is going on for you. It is confidential and anonymous." More info at:
bullyingornot.ca (TELUS and 211)
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