This year, Metropolis at Metrotown will be working with 7 Burnaby elementary and community schools to promote anti-bullying by performing random acts of kindness in support of Pink Shirt Day.
“For this year’s campaign, we are excited to be working with 7 local Burnaby elementary and community schools to spread kindness to our shoppers and community. Pink Shirt Day is an important program that raises awareness in our communities to stand up to bullying and encourage kindness, tolerance, and solidarity,” said Judy Black, Marketing Director of Metropolis at Metrotown.
This will be my third year spreading random acts of kindness in partnership with Metropolis at Metrotown and Pink Shirt Day. This is one of my favorite campaigns to work on and I look forward to it each and every year.
If you’ve been following my blog for some time then you are probably well aware as to why Pink Shirt Day has always been a cause I’m passionate about.
Below are some of the blogs I’ve written on the topic of kindness and bullying.
In this blog post, I bravely shared some of my past childhood behavior and why I feel it’s important to have compassion for all, even the person with the bullying behavior.
In this blog post, I collaborated with a brand to spread awareness about bullying. Proceeds from the item being sold went toward anti-bullying initiatives.
In this blog post, I shared a story about my middle daughter and how she purchased a scooter and some of the teachable moments that came from this, which included a bullying talk with my older daughter.
In this blog post, I share 5 ways we can teach our children to be kind to prevent bullying behavior.
In this blog post, I share a story about someone’s random act of kindness and how it made me feel which inspired my blog post: 10 benefits random acts of kindness have on our well-being.
As you can see bullying is a topic that brings up a slew of emotions for me. In other words, I’m immensely passionate about bullying prevention.
In fact, I also took part in a documentary titled I heart Bullies about seeking to understand from a compassionate place why bullies behave the way they do.
In short, I can not wait to spread kindness once again at Metropolis at Metrotown. I truly believe kindness is the antidote to prevent bullying behavior.
“Metropolis at Metrotown once again is working with the CKNW Orphans’ Fund to promote the end to
cyberbullying and encourage everyone online and in-person to spread kindness.
On Pink Shirt Day, February 27, Metropolis at Metrotown is encouraging everyone to wear a pink shirt to
support this anti-bullying movement and to perform a random act of kindness. Starting at 10am, students
from Maywood Community School, Windsor Elementary, Lochdale Community School, Gilmore Community School, Second Street Community School, Montecito Elementary, and Edmonds Community School will be carrying out random acts of kindness to surprise, delight and educate shoppers in the mall on Pink Shirt Day. In addition, a special surprise performance by the students will take place in Grand Court at 11:30am.
From February 15-27, customers are encouraged to post their pledges on how they can #METMakeNice on the Metropolis at Metrotown Instagram page. For every pledge made, Metropolis at Metrotown will donate$1 to the CKNW Orphans’ Fund (up to $1000).
By tagging a friend as well, customers have the chance to be entered to win a
$500 shopping spree and a $500 gift card to be donated to their favorite local charity!”
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CONTEST ALERT: We’ve joined the @pinkshirtday movement against bullying and want you to join us too! From February 15-27 post your random acts of kindness “pledges” below (and tag a friend) for a chance to win a $500 GC for you and a $500 GC for the registered charity of your choice. For every pledge we receive, we will donate $1 to the @cknwkidsfund. Head to our website for complete contest details. Limit one entry per person #METMakeNice
For more information on Pink Shirt Day at Metropolis at Metrotown visit www.metropolisatmetrotown.com.
*This blog post was written in partnership with Metropolis at Metrotown.