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Pink Shirt Day Luncheon 2017

Pink Shirt Day Luncheon 2017

I had the pleasure of being on the Pink Shirt Day Luncheon steering committee over the past year. The event was once again held at one of Vancouver’s favourite restaurants, the Blue Water Café in Yaletown.

It was an awesome surprise to have Travis Price (one of the two founders of Pink Shirt Day) at the event and share some encouraging words. There was a young lady with him that was so incredibly moving and inspiring. There were many tears while hearing some of the stories. Not to mention Kristi Gordon, the MC, who did an amazing job and shared her own journey facing bullying as an adult.

This year’s sponsor’s were outstanding whether they donated cash or gifts for the silent auction. A new sponsor this year was ‘Everything Wine’, they were kind enough to donate the wine for the entire event. Coast Capital returned with their support and joined forces with Shaw matching $1 for each person that used the hashtag #PinkShirtPromise, raising $80,000.

Most of the attendees were donning at least a little bit of pink if not head to toe in pink which made for a bright sea of pink in support of a worthy cause.

The live auction was a lot of fun to watch with a very charming BC Lion playing auctioneer for some very enticing items.

Everyone was extremely excited with their gift bags as always, especially getting a lululemon yoga mat!

Congratulations to Sara Dubois-Philips on heading up the event for her first year in the role as she is the newly appointed Executive Director of the CKNW Orphans Fund. She did an outstanding job. The entire committee devoted a lot of their own time, effort and network to try and do the best job possible for the cause, maybe I am bias but I think it was an awesome event!

Pink Shirt Day has raised over $1.5 million since it’s inception for anti-bullying programs. Click here for more information about Pink Shirt Day.



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