Port Coquitlam Stands for Kindness on Feb. 23

Port Coquitlam will take a stand against bullying on Feb. 23 with activities and resources aimed at raising awareness and providing tools to address bullying and promote the importance of choosing kindness.

Throughout the month of February youth and seniors at Wilson Centre have created and displayed hearts with kind messages in their shared spaces. The PoCo Youth Crew (PYC) and Hyde Creek youth have created a pink shirt display to share their kind messages. The PYC has been meeting virtually and is working to raise awareness around Kindness Counts and Stop Bullying Day. On Feb.23 both youth centres will have activities to encourage kindness incorporated into the drop-In programs.

Other activities include:

  • Port Coquitlam City Council will wear pink and proclaim Feb. 23 as Pink Shirt Stop Bullying Day at the Feb. 22 Council meeting.
  • Anti-bullying information and resources are posted online at portcoquitlam.ca/kindness

This is the City’s 12th 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.

Local youth, adults and children are encouraged to wear something pink on Feb. 23 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.

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MEDIA CONTACTS

Ximena Ibacache
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.927.5499
Email ibacachex@portcoquitlam.ca