Above: Singer/Songwriter Tenille entertains Primeau students
photos by Lucie Roy
The same day Albertans shaved their pink hair for the Annual Hair Massacure cancer fundraiser, Morinville students were once again sporting a slightly different shade of pink for the Annual Pink Shirt Day, an Anti-Bullying Awareness initiative.
The movement began in 2007 as a way for two Nova Scotia students to support a fellow student bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. Pink Shirt Day has grown over the past nine years to become a national day of awareness about the impacts of bullying.
Kindness comes in one size, and it fits all. That was the message shared at Notre Dame, Primeau, Morinville Public Sshool and the Morinville Learning Centre on Wednesday, as well as in some offices and businesses in town.
At Primeau and Notre Dame, Tenille, a 22-year-old singer/songwriter from Grand Prairie, told stories about letting who you are light up the world.
Now living in Nashville, Tenille is the youngest recipient of the Canadian Country Music Award’s Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, which she received in 2012.
In her message, Tenille said every single step is a mini platform you build on your experiences that allow you to lead the people with relatability and honesty. She told students every victory is a climb; every failure is a gift wrapped exactly like a present into the shape of new steps bringing you closer to where you are meant to be.
Many students and staff wore pink t-shirts with the Kindness is One Size – Fits All motto to show kindness is universal and that one size fits all applies to inclusivism – both in clothing and in everyday lives.
Notre Dame Staff
Alyssa S. Clare R. and Morgan S. Notre Dame students who assisted entertainer
MPS Kohen K. Linkin S. isabelle D and Austin D.
Morinville Learning Centre and banner
Primeau Proud in Pink