MON FEB 22
Write a letter to someone (a town councilor, pen pal or distant relative)
It’s rare that we put our thoughts and feelings down pen to paper, one person to another. Get out that quill and your wax seal and pen a note to someone.
We would love it if you sent us a letter!
You can mail;
Thousand Islands Playhouse, 185 South St. Gananoque ON K7G 1A1
Or drop it in the mailbox at the side of the Firehall Theatre (on the Charles St. side).
TUES FEB 23
How’s that new skill coming along? Try it again!
Maybe you’ve kept it up or maybe you need to give it another shot. Practice makes perfect.
WED FEB 24
Pink Shirt Day
Now a movement celebrated across the globe, Pink Shirt Day has humble beginnings. Inspired by an act of kindness in small-town Nova Scotia, CKNW Kids’ Fund, working with partners Boys & Girls Clubs and 980 CKNW, was inspired to raise funds to support anti-bullying programs. Here is a snippet of an article detailing the original incident:
“David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied [for wearing a pink shirt]…[They] took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school. ‘I learned that two people can come up with an idea, run with it, and it can do wonders,’ says Mr. Price, 17, who organized the pink protest. ‘Finally, someone stood up for a weaker kid.’ So Mr. Shepherd and some other headed off to a discount store and bought 50 pink tank tops. They sent out message to schoolmates that night, and the next morning they hauled the shirts to school in a plastic bag. As they stood in the foyer handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes. ‘It looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,’ Mr. Price recalled. The bullies were never heard from again.”
— GLOBE & MAIL
After David and Travis’ act of kindness in 2007, CKNW was inspired to help other youth affected by bullying, with many staff members wearing pink shirts and collecting funds to support Boys and Girls Clubs. Since then, the idea has only grown each year, with worldwide support and participation. Countries across the globe are now organizing anti-bullying fundraisers of their own, including Japan, New Zealand, China, Panama, and numerous others. In fact, last year alone, people in almost 180 countries shared their support of Pink Shirt Day through social media posts and donations.
On February 24, 2021, we encourage everyone to practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying.
THUR FEB 25
Listen or read about an issue in Canada you know little about
It’s always a good idea to expand your knowledge on issues that don’t affect you directly. There are tons of ways to access this information – books, newspapers, podcasts etc. Hear from someone who has done extensive work researching a topic and learn something new from them!
Don’t know where to start? Was-to-be 2020 TIP Director, Leah-Simone Bowen co-hosts a CBC podcast called The Secret Life of Canada check it and various other CBC podcasts here.
FRI FEB 26
At 7 PM go outside and bang pots and pans, jump up and down! Show solidarity for your community #gananoquestrong
We’ll be together apart, make some noise for Gananoque!
SAT FEB 27
Give everyone in your family a nickname
If they don’t already have one! Nicknames are fun and silly and make people feel special (make sure they are kind!)
SUN FEB 28
Make your own Winter Blues Buster Calendar for March
These two months flew by didn’t they? Thank you for following along with us and busting those winter blues! Now it’s your turn. Print out or purchase a blank calendar a create your own list of activities for each day.