Pink Shirt Day Breakfast presented by TELUS


BGC Okanagan’s celebration of kindness and lifting each other up at the annual Pink Shirt Day Breakfast presented by TELUS will return to an in-person event this year with activities held in Kelowna and a hybrid event in Penticton on Feb. 22.

Retired NHL player, author and professional speaker Aaron Volpatti will be the special guest at the event in Kelowna at the Laurel Packinghouse. He will share his story of perseverance having made it to the NHL after suffering horrific burns on 40% of his body after a campfire accident. His inspirational talk will be live-streamed to those at the Pink Shirt Breakfast event in Penticton, which will be held at Penticton Secondary School.

The goal is to reach $40,000 in donations that will assist BGC Okanagan to offer programs that support children and youth in learning empathy, caring, understanding, inclusion, diversity and community engagement. The funds will also help continue to provide safe spaces where BGC Okanagan can provide systemic opportunities to all children and youth.

BGC Okanagan joins with TELUS and other community supporters to help our efforts to reduce bullying and teaching how through kindness we can lift each other up.

BGC Okanagan has been leading the movement in the Okanagan and helping our kids and the community learn and understand why kindness, caring and treating each other with respect, empathy and compassion is the ways to prevent the mistreatment of others.

Tickets now available for purchase by clicking here.

Feb. 22 Kelowna, at the Laurel Packinghouse
– Buffet hot breakfast
– Jamie Clerf, TELUS Wise presentation on staying safe in a digital world
– Guest speaker, retired NHL player Aaron Volpatti (in-person)

Feb. 22 Penticton, at Penticton Secondary School
– Hot breakfast, courtesy of the Penticton Secondary School Leadership and Cafeteria students
– Live-stream of speaker Aaron Volpatti
– Other entertainment by the Penticton Secondary School performing arts students

Thank you to our Pink Shirt Day donors and sponsors:



Enchanted Florist, NetDNA

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