Imagine a community where enemies find their common ground and make peace; where friends heal past hurts and make amends; where young people ignite their passion for service and leadership; where adults and youth alike join hands to create a community where everyone feels safe, loved, and celebrated. This is the work of the heart.
December the 8th 2013 to take part in the Second Annual Snowflake Walk to End Bullying. This walk serves to raise awareness to today’s ongoing bullying battle and raise funds for the desperately needed anti-bullying resource centres and community education. Together, we as a community can make a WORLD of difference, one step at a time.
For more information go to http://www.snowflakewalk.com
February 1, 2013 marked the beginning of a yearlong project called the Closet Revolution.
The premise is similar to Sheena Matheiken’s Uniform Project, but with a targeted approach to raise women’s self confidence by diverting attention from the mundane, “must-buy” fashion currently over exploited by big fashion tycoons, and increasing awareness for creative, unique personal style.
Every month for a year I will choose one dress -from my existing wardrobe- and wear it for the entire month. Each day I will accessorize with garments and accessories of my choice with the intent to highlight local, sustainable, and vintage/re-purposed pieces. Throughout the year I will be asking for clothing/shoe/accessory and monetary donations for the PoCo Youth Society.
We are putting on 3 separate workshops called Challenge Day. March 12, 13 & 14th pick a day. Challenge Days is a 6 1/2-hour program, created to build connection and empathy, and to fulfill the vision that every child lives in a world where they feel safe, loved, and celebrated. Challenge Day is more than a one-day program. It goes beyond traditional anti-bullying efforts, building empathy and igniting a movement of compassion and positive change. For more info and/or how to register – please visit
March12, 13, or 14th and go to eventbrite for that day to sign up
Each student needs to have a parent permission slip signed to attend. It is also a day of school so if your school is not going you need parent permission to miss school and come. (Please download forms)
For more information on Challenge Days, please visit: www.challengeday.org
If I were asked to list which events have shaped me into the leader and human being that I am today, Challenge Day would be one of the first out of my mouth. Coming out of grade 8, I was making the move from middle school to high school and I didn't have a lot of appreciation for who I was. I didn't have the easiest time socially and I wanted so desperately to fit in. Challenge Day was paramount in motivating me to love myself for who I am, and to bridge the gaps with people around me that were just looking for somebody to listen. To me, that's what Challenge Day really is; an opportunity to listen and be heard. There's nothing quite like that feeling and I am forever indebted to the Challenge Day team for showing me that we all are just looking to be loved and accepted and that we need to be that source of love and acceptance for each other. Thanks Challenge Day!