Calgary, Alberta – Pink Shirt Day is February 22th and Calgarians are expected create a sea of pink to take a powerful stand against bullying.
As part of the annual Pink Shirt Day activities, Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary Beltline Youth Connections is partnering with the Prophets of Music, the Genesis Centre and the Canadian Red Cross to throw a unique and engaging event for Calgary youth and families on February 22, 2017 in the main foyer of the Genesis Centre. This Pink Shirt Day celebration is supported thanks to generous funding from the Government of Canada, as part of the Canada 150 initiative.
At the free event, attendees can expect to hear live music from the Prophets of Music artists, enjoy a photo booth and design their own Pink Shirt. Also, youth will have the opportunity to become youth leaders in anti-bullying practices through a Red Cross sponsored training; RespectED, with the aim to create safe environments free of violence.
The Pink Shirt Day event will kick off a year of youth leadership programs with the intention to help youth in Canada to identify bullying and provide them with the tools to take action against bullying.
The official Pink Shirt Day t-shirts and accessories are now available at all Calgary London Drugs locations. Proceeds from sales go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary to fund programs that teach children and youth the importance of kindness, empathy and compassion.
Click the images to see Jeff Dyer on Breakfast Television or Crys Vincent on CTV Morning Live talking about Pink Shirt Day!