Pink Shirt Day Media Launch & Cocktail Reception
This year we are hosting a new event in celebration of the launch of Pink Shirt Day 2018. The cocktail reception will take place between 5 and 7 pm and will be held at JOEY'S Bentall on Tuesday February 27th and will include a raffle with some fabulous prizes. CKNW on air host Drex Wilcomes will host the event and the keynote speaker with be Carol Todd of the Amanda Todd Legacy Society, speaking on the important issue of cyber bullying and the devastating impact it can have.
The Pink Shirt Day 2018 campaign focus is on cyber bullying; in this digital world where filtered photos and crafted messages can be posted in an instant, it often takes more time and effort to say something mean than it does to say something nice. Kindness requires no manipulation, no focusing on the negatives, and no filtering of yourself. It’s easy to be nice. This year our campaign focuses on our online behavior, and we encourage everyone to remember that Nice Needs No Filter.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for this event:
Coast Capital Savings, Global, CKNW, JOEY'S and Gray Monk
*Carol Todd Bio:
October 10, 2012 is a day that Carol will NEVER forget. It was the day that her daughter Amanda took her life by suicide. Little did she know that she would be placed into the spotlight as a global advocate.
Through the pain of losing her daughter, Carol has shared Amanda’s story with global communities. She has channeled her grief and professional skills as an educator to become a voice of change. In memory of her daughter, Carol founded the Amanda Todd Legacy Society which is focused on building awareness and well-being of others with respect to bullying/ cyber bullying, internet safety, gender-based violence and conversations related to mental health/wellness.
Amanda started a discussion and brought to the world’s attention the consequences of the serious issues mentioned. Carol has made it her goal to continue the conversation and to get others engaged into the conversations. Amanda had a “dream of helping kids”, and through Carol’s efforts - this dream has become a reality. She has created ongoing conversations with like-minded individuals and organizations to create increased awareness related to these issues that need more attention.
As a result of her courage, determination and ultimately the love of her daughter, Carol continues to be the voice that Amanda wanted but never the chance to speak out.
**To purchase tickets please contact us.