Port Coquitlam Stands For Kindness On Feb. 22
Port Coquitlam will take a stand against bullying on Feb. 22 with activities and resources aimed at raising awareness and providing tools to address bullying and promote the importance of choosing kindness.
- Create origami hearts in the lobby or youth centre of the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (PCCC) from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 18 and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 21. Hearts will be posted in the youth lounge on Feb. 22.
- On Feb. 22 seniors at the Wilson Lounge will create and display hearts with kind messages in their shared spaces.
- Port Coquitlam City Council will wear pink and proclaim Feb. 22 as Pink Shirt Stop Bullying Day at the Feb. 21 Council meeting.
- Youth will engage in Kindness Counts games and activities on Feb. 22 at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre
Anti-bullying information and resources are posted online at portcoquitlam.ca/kindness.
This is the City’s 13th year in taking part in the national anti-bullying movement that started in 2007 after students in Nova Scotia rallied around a boy who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.
Pink Shirt Day falls on the last Wednesday of February every year, helping to create a more kind, inclusive world by raising awareness and funds for anti-bullying initiatives.
Local youth, adults and children are encouraged to wear something pink on Feb. 22 to raise awareness about bullying, which occurs in schools, workplaces, homes and on the internet.
For more information about the PoCo Youth activities visit pocoyouth.com or portcoquitlam.ca/kindness or contact Youth Services at 604.927.7919.
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam