Celebrate Kindness with Metrotown on Pink Shirt Day


I never thought we’d be discussing bullying in elementary school but here we are. With 2 kids in Grade 1, we’ve had our fair share of chats with teachers and kids and are working our way through big feelings, kind words and how what we say to other people really matters. Looking ahead, we realize one day these kids are going to be in high school where technology and bullying runs rampant behind screens and to be honest, I’m scared! Thankfully Pink Shirt Day opens up a big line of communication with kids and adults alike, addressing how bullying truly has a lasting impact on people right through adulthood and how those words really do hurt.

As a survivor of bullying in school, I advocate hard for my kid and this year is no different. Pink Shirt Day 2018 is targeting online bullying and together, we can make a difference and help those around us that are struggling. Think twice before posting something negative, and instead use the internet to spread kindness, are you up for the challenge?

Pink Shirt Day

We’ve partnered with Metrotown over the past 3 years to share their Pink Shirt Day initiatives and we’re at it again! Metropolis at Metrotown has joined the Pink Shirt Day movement against bullying, working with the CKNW Orphans’ Fund to promote this initiative to end cyberbullying and encourage everyone online and in person to spread kindness. With us spending quite a bit of time online for work, we’ve seen some nastiness and really want to encourage people to use their voices (both online and in person!) to raise up those around us and not tear each other down. By sharing how you plan to spread kindness, you can help a very worthwhile charity and feel good knowing you’re making a difference!

From February 15-28, customers are encouraged to post their pledges on how they can #METMakeNice on the Metropolis at Metrotown Instagram page. What is your random act of kindness? How are you going to spread kindness, whether online or in person? For every pledge made, Metropolis at Metrotown will donate $1 to the CKNW Orphans’ Fund (up to $3000). By tagging a friend as well, you’ll have the chance to be entered to win a $500 shopping spree and a $500 gift card to be donated to their favourite local charity.

Sounds like a pretty awesome way to spread some kindness right? Though we believe kindness should be spread each day, this is a wonderful way to get your kinds involved in the antibullying movement through random acts of kindness and encouraging them to make a choice each day to lift someone up around them.

Join us at Metropolis at Metrotown On Pink Shirt Day {February 28} and rock your pink shirts to support this important movement and to perform a random act of kindness! We’ll be on location with students from 9 Burnaby elementary schools including Windsor, Lochdale, Maywood, and Marlborough while they  carry out random acts of kindness to surprise and delight shoppers in the mall starting at 10am. In addition, a special performance by the students will take place in Grand Court at 11:30am. A few of us bloggers will also be wandering around the mall sneaking in our own random acts of kindness, so make sure to say hi if you see us!

“Pink Shirt Day is an important program that raises awareness in our communities to stand up to bullying and encourage kindness, tolerance, and solidarity. This year we are proud to be working alongside 200+ students, teachers and parents to spread kindness to our shoppers and our community,” said Judy Black, Marketing Director of Metropolis at Metrotown.

For more information on Pink Shirt Day at Metropolis at Metrotown visit www.metropolisatmetrotown.com

We hope we’ll see you there, pink shirts and all!

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Tara Jensen
Tara is a parenting influencer based on the West Coast. With her full time career in health care, she focuses on green living, healthy family choices and encouraging families to live a fabulously frugal lifestyle. She lives on coffee, cuddles and post-its, generally in that order. When she isn’t working, she can be found outdoors exploring beautiful British Columbia with her family.