Do you remember the last time you choose kindness over hate ? I do.

People tend to recognize my social media presence to be kind, loving and real. But the truth is, I wasn’t always the type of person to look at the glass half full over half empty. Actually, I’ve been both the bully, as well as, the bullied. As a teenager, I wasn’t the happiest. After I had Jayden, I lost many “friends” and had to do grow pretty quickly. Read more about story here -> Teen Mom.

I started looking at life differently after he was born.  I wanted to be a happier person for him. Though it didn’t happen as easily or quickly as I liked, I am starting to feel happier with myself . My love for life has continued to grow day by day which allows me to be so open with you and for that I am thankful. Each opportunity I have to choose kindness over hate, I will try my very best to embrace it.

Pink Shirt Day 2017

If Pink Shirt Day is a new term for you, allow me to explain. On February 22, everyone is invited to practice kindness, and wear a CKNW Orphans’ Fund Official Pink Shirt, button, or pin to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying. Pink Shirt Day has its roots in Nova Scotia, started by two high school students.

How To Get Involved

End bullying, one pledge at a time.

This year Metropolis at Metrotown has joined the movement against bullying. Help us end bullying and Make Nice!

From February 6-22, 2017 here are 3 ways to participate in #METMakeNice Pink Shirt Day and give back to a great cause:

1. Tell us how you can #METMakeNice! 

Post your pledge on Twitter or Instagram and let us know how you will Make Nice on Pink Shirt Day. What is your random act of kindness? Tag us in your post using #METMakeNice and @MetropolisatMetrotown. Share your photos, videos and pledges online and be entered for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree and a $500 gift card to a local charity of your choice!

Don’t have social media? You can still enter our contest by visiting our website and completing the pledge form online.Metropolis will donate $1 per pledge to the CKNW Orphans’ Fund towards youth programming to help end bullying (up to $5000).

2. Purchase an official Pink Shirt Day “Make Nice” button at Customer Service

Visit the Customer Service booths at Metrotown and buy an official Pink Shirt Day “Make Nice” button for $2 and all proceeds will be donated to the CKNW Orphans’ Fund.

3. Join us on February 22 and Make Nice!

On February 22, 2017, Jayden and I will be at Metrotown giving away 5 $10 gift cards to encourage random acts of kindness! Make sure to head to the Metrotown around 7pm for your chance to win!

We are also giving away $100 to Metropolis at Metrotown. Enter using the rafflecopter widget below. The more steps you complete the higher your chances 🙂 Giveaway will run from February 15 to February 22, 2017 (ending at 12:00am).

Thank you and Good Luck!

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  • Diane To

    Pink shirt day is important to me because I was affected by bullying as a kid. Although it is only one day, it make people more aware and also reflect on their own actions around people.

  • michelle c

    its important as ive been on the side of bullying it really hurts and lasts a life time , I want my sons to grow up knowing that its not exceptable and your not alone and to speak up not just for themselves but for others .

  • Christy

    Pink Shirt Day is important to me because I see so many youth that been affected by bullying. My niece is in school and I want her to feel safe.

  • Rachel Loza

    I had no idea that there was such a thing, but now I’m making sure I wear pink on the 22nd!!

  • CC

    Pink shirt day is important as it makes people think. Self-reflection is important, as is putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. Kindness rules!

  • kam77

    Pink Shirt Day is important to me because I’m a teacher, but also because I want my daughter to grow up in a world where bullying will be a thing of the past!

  • Marsalie Black

    We all want to feel liked for who we really are!

  • Robyn B.

    This is a great idea. I haven’t heard or seen this before now, but as a parent with kids in school, I believe this is an awesome way to bring awareness to this issue.

  • Virjinia Harp

    Wow, I’ve never heard of this! I will definitely have to look into this and participate. Bullying is awful and I can’t even imagine having to deal with that OK a daily basis.

  • Sarah Alexis

    Pink Shirt Day is important because it brings awareness to how important it is to be accountable for our actions and making the world a safe place.

  • Travelbuds

    Pink Shirt day is so important to me. I have 2 elementary school kids and I worry about them being bullied in school. I make sure they know that it is not ok to bully other kids and it’s not ok when other kids bully them. Making kids aware of what bullying actually is is the key.