Pink Shirt Day is February 22! Rock your pink in support of the movement against bullying. Wear a pink shirt, hat, scarf, glasses — or whatever! — wherever you are. 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. This day reminds us to reflect on the ways we can show kindness in our community – in schools, workplaces, neighbourhoods, and with everyone we meet. You can spread kindness virtually on your social media platforms and share with us.
Pink Shirt Day Activities
- 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.
The annual Pink Shirt Day campaign, sponsored by CKNW, raises awareness about bullying and provides tools to help respond to and eradicate bullying.
- Kids Help Phone: Call 1-800-668-6868, Text ‘686868’
- I AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society, Text ‘211’ to talk
- Youth in BC: Chat online available from Noon to 1 AM in BC and Yukon Only
Support, learn, include:
- erase = expect respect & a safe education
- SOGI 1 2 3 (Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity-Inclusive Education) (for educators and parents)
- Boys & Girls Club
- Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
- erase: SOGI
- Stigma-Free Society
- LOVE: Leave Out Violence
- EUREKA Camp
- Sit With Us
- PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network)
- LGBTQ+ Cyberbullying Guide
- Dark Cloud: The High Cost of Cyberbullying (Documentary & Educational Guide)
- Red Cross Canada
- Canadian Red Cross
For more information about PoCo Youth Services events, visit pocoyouth.com or contact the Youth Services Coordinator at 604.927.7919.