Summerside Boys and Girls Club marks Pink Shirt Day

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Club members, staff to attend Caps game tonight for Pink at the Rink

SUMMERSIDE — The Boys and Girls Club of Summerside was a sea of pink Wednesday as staff and club members gathered to celebrate Pink Shirt Day.

A Boys and Girls Club member shows his support for Pink Shirt Day.

The morning kicked off with children in the breakfast program being served up their meal by Summerside Police Services Chief Dave Poirier, who supported the Pink Shirt Day initiative by wearing one of the shirts that was being sold by the club.

After school, children gathered for a presentation by Nathan DesRoches and members of the Summerside Western Capitals.

DesRoches gave a presentation to members about bullying, its effects and how everyone has the power to stop bullying.

After the presentation, DesRoches and the players from the Caps stuck around to sign autographs and to even play a little ball hockey with club members.

For a slideshow from the day, click here.

PINK AT THE RINK TONIGHT

Tonight, the club will participate in the Pink at the Rink event at Credit Union Place.

The event, being held by the Summerside Western Capitals, who take on the Amherst Ramblers at 7:30 p.m. at Eastlink Arena, is aimed at raising awareness about bullying.

The club will give out pink shirt cookies in exchange for any pledges made against bullying.

During the Caps game, club members and staff will be selling raffle tickets for a signed pink Caps jersey and will also be selling 50/50 tickets for a draw that will take place during the game.

Money that is raised from the raffle, 50/50 draw as well as any donations will go towards the Pick With Me Program.

 

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Organizations: Rink, Summerside Western Capitals, Summerside Police Services Credit Union Place

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