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We invite you to our the 3rd Annual Pink Shirt Day Breakfast presented by TELUS, taking place February 22nd, 2017. 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. CKNW Orphan’s Fund has taken the idea that two exceptional teens came up with and grown it into a campaign that helps thousands of children and youth each year. And here at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, we want to help.
For the past two 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 funds to run our programs and services encouraging and teaching kindness, but also of raising awareness of how being kind can benefit our community.
This year, we are very excited to welcome Dr. John-Tyler Binfet as our guest speaker. Dr. Binfet is a renowned researcher on kindness in children, and will be presenting on the impacts and implications of kindness (trust us – they are all awesome!). This is going to be an incredible event, so make sure to get your tickets today.
Date: February 22nd, 2017
Time: 7:00am to 9:30am
Location: Laurel Packinghouse 1304 Ellis Street - (Decorating provided by Glitz N' Glam)
7:00am - Breakfast Begins - (Meal provided by Sysco Kelowna, Okanagan College Culinary Arts Department, McDonald's, DavidsTea and Kaleena Cakes)
7:45am - Mayor Colin Basran Pink Shirt Day Kindness Proclamation
7:50am - Diane Entwistle's (Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs CEO) Message
8:00am - Guest Speaker, Dr. John-Tyler Binfet
9:00am - Closing Remarks
9:30am - Breakfast Ends