This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Pink Shirt Day anti-bullying movement, which began in Nova Scotia as two teenagers decided to stick up for a fellow student who was being bullied.
The theme for this year’s Pink Shirt Day is cyber-bullying.
Our 1075 Beach Radio Staff who are wearing pink today include Creative Writer Brenda Dittrich, Sales Consultant Helen Belford, News Director Pete McIntyre (pink ribbon), Office Manager Susan Slater and yours truly. Note that Pete’s got a friend in on the action, a Jeff Spicoli (Fast Times At Ridgemont High) doll that’s wearing pink too!!!!!
Today the Okanagan Science Centre has a guest speaker who will discuss bullying and how to approach the problem. The session runs from 3:30-5 PM. For details click below
Also thanks to 1075 BEACH RADIO listener Lisa Koroluk who dropped off these amazing cupcakes from NOYFFS in support of Pink Shirt Day. If you click on the photos you can see the inspiring messages on the cupcakes.
Beach Radio’s Jen, Shawn, Lisa Koroluk, and well you know yours truly again.
For more details on Pink Shirt Day see:
We’ve been inviting 1075 BEACH RADIO listeners/on-liners to share photos of their pink shirts today and Brian Wellington listening at Bannister GM in Vernon took the challenge. He says “If you have a uniform at work, you need to be creative. Technically it’s a pink top right?”
Mission Hill Elementary shared this through Twitter
The staff at Brand Alliance participated as well as 1075 BEACH RADIO Texter Keri-Ann Lemay shared “everyone participated”. Pictured below are Pearl (doodle on chair), Shannon Wylie, Kerri-ann Lemay, Deb Grotterod and Jay Johnson and Mr. and Mrs Wiener on the table.
1075 BEACH RADIO Texter Theresa Bru shared, “Doing our part in supporting anti-bullying day here at Carousel Consignments ”
Pearl Jam’s 1992 “Jeremy” is a song that speaks to many about bullying. In 1991, Jeremy Wade Delle who was 15-years-old shot himself in front of his English class in Richardson, Texas. Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder , after reading details about the tragedy “wanted to bring the story to his listeners, to create a dialogue about kids being bullied and the violence that can escalate from that. The music video was highly controversial at the time because of its portrayal of violence and the misinterpreted plot (some believed the bullied kid killed his classmates in the end).”-CBC
Were you ever bullied in school? Perhaps you have some words of wisdom to pass on to our on-liners and listeners? TALK or TEXT 250-545-7557, Facebook, email firstname.lastname@example.org, use the new BEACH RADIO APP, Instagram or Twitter