Pink Shirt Day Breakfast Presented by TELUS

by OKANAGAN BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS

  • Wednesday, 28 February 2018 from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM (PST)
  • Laurel Packinghouse 1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z9

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Overview

We invite you to our the 4th Annual Pink Shirt Day Breakfast presented by TELUS, taking place February 28th, 2018. At this awesome event, we will kick-off the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs’ annual kindness movement.

Pink Shirt Day began when two Nova Scotia teens took a stand against bullying. They noticed that a new grade 9 boy was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. In response, David Shepherd and Travis Price went to purchase 50 pink tank tops. They proceeded to distribute a message to their classmates outlining their plan, and the following morning they handed out all 50 pink tank tops to boys at school. According to Mr. Price, when the bullied boy walked into school that morning, his face spoke volumes and “it looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders.”  The boy felt supported by his peers and those bullies were never heard from again.

Since that initial act of kindness, Pink Shirt Day has grown into a nationwide initiative. The idea that two exceptional teens came up with has grown it into a campaign that helps thousands of children, youth and adults each year. And here at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, we want to help.

For the past three years, we, with the help of some amazing community supporters, have hosted a breakfast on Pink Shirt Day with the goal of not only raising awareness of how being resilient, kind and healthy can benefit our community, but also raising funds to run our programs and services encouraging and teaching resiliency, empathy, kindness and understanding.

This is going to be an incredible event, so make sure to get your tickets today.

Details

Date: February 28, 2018

Time: 7:00am to 9:30am

Location: Laurel Packinghouse 1304 Ellis Street - (Decorating provided by Glitz N' Glam)

Schedule:

7:00am - Breakfast Begins - (Meal provided by Sysco Kelowna, Okanagan College Culinary Arts Department, McDonald's, Doak Shirreff and Kaleena Cakes)

7:45am - Diane Entwistle's (Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs CEO) Message

7:50am - Mayor Colin Basran, Pink Shirt Day Kindness Proclamation

8:00am - Guest Speaker - Beth Hanishewski - Resiliency in the Real World

9:00am - Closing Remarks

9:30am - Breakfast Ends

Wear your pink and have Flash and Frame capture a great team or individual picture.

Audio and Visual provided by SW Event Technology.

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Laurel Packinghouse
1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z9

28 February 2018
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 7:00 AM (PST)

Volunteering

If you are interested in helping at the event, we'd love to have you join us. We are looking for greeters, table support, set up and take down crew. Please contact us and let us know.


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1434 Graham Street
Kelowna , BC
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About This Charity

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs gives children and youth the opportunity to discover and achieve their dreams and grow up to be healthy, successful, and active participants in society. Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. Our core values are respect, encouragement and support, working together, and speaking out. We hope that by instilling these values in our club members, we will help make our community a kinder place to be, and your support helps us do this!