Stop Bullying Day
On February 27, wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere. Wear a pink shirt, hat, scarf, glasses – or whatever! – while at school, work, or wherever you are.
The city’s Youth Services team is coordinating a Kindness Counts Breakfast on Wednesday Feb. 27 from 9 am – noon. This Breakfast is for youth in grades 6 -12 and preregistration is required. Please use course code #32582.
The I Am Someone Society to End Bullying, TELUS and BC 211 to promote BC’s first professional youth texting support line. This anonymous texting help line is available to youth from parts of Sunshine Coast and much of the lower mainland seven days a week from 3-11 pm and can be accessed by texting 211 from your cell phone. Additional information and resources are available at iamsomeone.ca.
Activities on February 27
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- Port Coquitlam City Council will wear pink and proclaim February 27 as Stop Bullying Day at the Feb 26 Council meeting. Members from the Poco Youth Crew will accept the proclamation, and speak about some of the volunteer work in the community.
- City Hall will be lit up Pink on February 26 and 27.
- Anti-bullying information and resources posted online and resource boards at the Hyde Away and Offside Youth Centres.
What is bullying?
Bullying is defined as a power relationship carried on by one individual or group towards another person, and can include rumours, threats and hurtful words, in person or online, in addition to physical violence.
The annual Pink Shirt Day campaign, sponsored by CKNW, raises awareness about bullying and provides tools to help respond to and eradicate bullying.
- Learn about Pink Shirt Day and other anti-bullying tools and information
- Access bc211, a free, confidential, multilingual texting and call in service that provides support to those in need, and connects people to community, social and government services.
For more information about the Youth Services events, visit pocoyouth.com or contact the Youth Services Coordinator at 604.927.7981.