Port Coquitlam Stands for Kindness on Feb. 27
Port Coquitlam will take a stand against bullying on Feb. 27 with a free breakfast, activities and resources aimed at raising awareness and providing tools to address bullying and promote the importance of choosing kindness.
The City’s Youth Services staff are hosting the Kindness Counts Breakfast on Feb. 27 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the Hyde Away Youth Activity Centre in support of Stop Bullying Day.
Youth ages 11-18 will gather for a pink-themed event including breakfast, educational activities and resources related to bullying, led by the Poco Youth Crew in partnership with the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership and S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Register at www.experienceit.ca using course code 32582. The event is FREE.
Other activities include:
- Port Coquitlam City Council will wear pink and proclaim Feb. 27 as Pink Shirt Stop Bullying Day at the Feb. 26 Council meeting. Members from the Poco Youth Crew will accept the proclamation, and speak about their volunteer work in the community.
- City Hall will be lit up Pink on Feb. 26-28.
- Anti-bullying information and resources are posted online at portcoquitlam.ca/kindness and on resource boards at the Hyde Away and Offside Youth Centres.
This is the City’s eleventh year 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. 27 to raise awareness about bullying, which occurs in schools, workplaces, homes and on the internet.
For more information about the Stop Bullying Day events, visit www.pocoyouth.com or www.portcoquitlam.ca/kindness or contact Youth Services at 604.927.7919.
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Sandra Battle, Youth Services Program Coordinator
City of Port Coquitlam