On February 27, 2019 staff and individuals of Central region participated in Pink Shirt Day and taking a stand against bullying.
In preparation for the event, Adam H. led the vocational team in decorating a photo frame for taking pictures, cutting out hundreds of paper t-shirts and planning an information session about abuse, how to prevent it and what to do about it if you see it/experience it. Adam also organized the ordering of pink T-shirts for anyone that wanted one.
The day was a hit – staff, individuals and a few family members were in attendance for the Abuse Prevention seminar. Following that everyone had the opportunity to write out what they were going to do to “choose kindness” on a paper T-shirt and hang it on the wall. This was followed by a fun photo booth session with the Pink Shirt Day frame!
Lunch was provided by leftover funds from our Christmas activities and included lots of veggies, hot dogs and a PINK dessert. After lunch we watched the thought-provoking movie called Wonder about a boy who experiences bullying because of his facial deformities. We learned that we don’t always know what’s going on in someone’s life and it’s better to Choose Kindness than judge others based on outward appearances.