‘Post-It Pink’ wall in Guildford builds on anti-bullying movement

Mall in Surrey backs Pink Shirt Day initiatives until Feb. 24

Miss Teen BC Shalom Reimer and Guildford Town Centre mascot Antabella at the mall's Post-It Pink wall.

GUILDFORD — A wall of Post-It notes is making one area of Guildford Town Centre a very pink place to be.

The wall is being created in celebration of Pink Shirt Day (the anti-bullying initiative, held this year on Wednesday, Feb. 24), in partnership with Shaw Communications and Post-It brand products.

From Feb. 17 to 24, the “Post-It Pink” wall will be located in mall’s Centre Court, near Hudson’s Bay. Visitors are encouraged to post the pink notes with written promises (#PinkShirtPromise), such as “I promise to stand up, not stand by” or “I promise to accept you exactly as you are.”

For every promise posted on the wall, GTC will donate $1 to Surrey Firefighter’s Charitable Society, to a maximum of $5,000, to help end bullying in our community.

A launch event was held Saturday (Feb. 20).

“The event was a huge success, with close to 2,000 promises posted on the walls,” Petra Barker, the mall’s marketing co-ordinator, told the Now.

“The Surrey Fire Fighters were here with their antique truck and the fire fighters, along with Miss Teen BC (who) did a great job encouraging people to participate. Councillor (Bruce) Hayne also visited and posted a promise to the wall.”

 

 

 

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