Pink Shirt Luncheon Raises Almost $90,000 for Anti-Bullying Initiatives

Our annual Pink Shirt Day Luncheon presented by Coast Capital Savings took place on February 22nd at the Blue Water Cafe in downtown Vancouver. With the generous support of our guests, donors, sponsors and volunteers we raised nearly $90,000, making it one of our most successful luncheons to date. These funds will go towards programs throughout BC, helping build children’s healthy self-esteem with a focus on anti-bullying and violence prevention.

For the second year in a row the Pink Shirt Luncheon took place during a surprise snow storm. Despite the snow, the afternoon, hosted by CKNW host Simi Sara, was a great success. Guests braved the elements to enjoy a delicious meal, enticing silent auction, a live auction led by the incomparable Fred Lee, and of course bubbly pink wine!

 The highlight of the afternoon was the speech given by Nick Chernoff of Safer Schools. With his hands on experience with bullying in schools, he was perfectly suited to sharing more about how we can all be more kind, both in person and online.

 We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the many generous donors and volunteers who made this event such a huge success.  We also couldn’t have done it without our amazing sponsors. Thank you to Coast Capital Savings, Beedie, Wheaton Precious Metals, Skin Technique, London Drugs, Stong’s Market, Stittgen Fine Jewelry, Glo Skin Beauty, the Washington Kids Foundation, Brunette the Label, Blue Water Cafe, Gray Monk Estate Winery, Global News Radio 980 CKNW, and Global BC! It is amazing to see what we can achieve when we work together. And, of course a big thank you to all of our guests who ensured we had another successful year.

Hayley Bartsch