We want to thank everyone who attended and supported our 3rd Annual Pink Shirt Day Breakfast presented by TELUS, on February 22, 2017.
This year we were very excited to welcome Dr. John Tyler Binfet as our guest speaker. Dr. Binfet is a renowned researcher on kindness in children, and will be presenting on the impacts and implications of kindness not only with children but adults as well (trust us – they are all awesome!). Why is it important to acknowledge kindness and kind acts? Intentional Kindness - planning kind acts, mentoring young people in planning and being kind, and being intentionally kind to both those we know and to those we don’t yet know has a way of bringing people together – it’s a great bridge and the more bridges we build, the better off we’ll all be, says Dr. Binfet.
Mayor Colin Basran proclaimed the day Pink Shirt Day – Kindness Day and Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs CEO Diane Entwistle provided opening and closing remarks.
Breakfast was provided by Sysco Kelowna, Okanagan College Culinary Arts Department, McDonalds, David’s Tea, and Kaleena Cakes.
Special Thank you to our sponsors: TELUS, Sysco Kelowna, Okanagan College Culinary Arts Department, McDonalds Central Okanagan, David’s Tea Kelowna, Glitz N’ Glam Decorating, Doak Shirreff LLP, Kaleena Cakes, and all of the Volunteers who made this event a great success. We are also grateful to Student Union Productions for providing us with affordable sound tech for the event.
For information on next year's Pink Shirt Day event, contact Richelle Leckey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-762-3914.