Grouse Mountain is a place where kids find a voice of their own and develop the self-assurance to stand tall. Winter sport, for example, lets kids who might not otherwise have confidence in other areas of their lives shine brightly.
In our classroom on the mountaintop respect is at the core of every program. Whether respect for all creatures great and small through our Wildlife program, respect for our environment through Adventures in Sustainability or respect for our heritage through our First Nations programs, each one teaches our youth in an engaging and comfortable setting where all children can thrive.
And today, by "liking" our page, you are affording a local classroom the chance to come to Grouse Mountain to participate in an inspiring Adventures in Education session that celebrates respect on so many levels, the first step in erasing bullying from our schools.
What to do:
First of all, say "No" to bullying
- Then, like us on Facebook or re-Tweet our post on Pink Shirt Day via Twitter
- Every like or re-Tweet received on Pink Shirt Day is eligible to be selected as a winner
- The winner will get to select a class of local school children to be hosted for an Adventures in Education session atop Grouse Mountain during this school year
- If you visit Grouse Mountain on Wednesday, show your support by wearing pink
About Pink Shirt Day
Pink Shirt Day is a cooperative stand against bullying that has an inspiring origin...
David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied…[They] took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school.
'I learned that two people can come up with an idea, run with it, and it can do wonders,' says Mr. Price, 17, who organized the pink protest. 'Finally, someone stood up for a weaker kid.'
So Mr. Shepherd and some other headed off to a discount store and bought 50 pink tank tops. They sent out message to schoolmates that night, and the next morning they hauled the shirts to school in a plastic bag.
As they stood in the foyer handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes. 'It looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,' Mr. Price recalled.
The bullies were never heard from again.
Courtesy of the Globe & Mail
Additional Contest Details
Likes and re-Tweets must be received between 12:00 am and 11:59 pm on Wednesday, February 29rd, 2012 to qualify for the prize. The Adventures in Education prize, awarded on behalf of the winner, will be given to one (1) class of children from a school in the Lower Mainland, elementary or secondary schools only. Maximum Adventures in Education group size is 30 children. Transportation to Grouse Mountain is the responsibility of the school. Prize is non-transferable and has no cash value. Grouse Mountain can assist the winner in selecting a school group to benefit from the Adventures in Education prize should the winner request such assistance.