What is Pink Shirt Day?
This year, February 24 marks an internationally recognized anti-bullying awareness day called "Pink Shirt Day." Pink Shirt Day was started in 2007 after a grade 9 student in Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. His classmates decided to protest against this behaviour by having all of the boys in his grade wear pink shirts to school. Since then, millions of people wear pink shirts every year to take a stand against bullying. The Pink Shirt Day organizati
2 Ways to Spend Your Family Day
Photo by Kraig Brachman Since 1990 we’ve celebrated Family day as statutory holiday in Alberta. We were the first province to do so and, in fact, it wasn’t until 2007 when Saskatchewan joined us. 14 years later it is now observed in British Columbia, New Brunswick, and Ontario as well. Family Day is important because it is an official holiday set aside to spend time with your family. Well, in 2021, we still live in COVID times and that makes it challenging to get together for
Valentine's Day Activities to do at Home
Surprisingly, Valentine's Day has been around for over two thousand years. During this time it has drastically changed from a religious day to a commercial holiday celebrating love, affection, and friendship. A common element of Valentine's Day across the United States, Canada, France, Mexico, and the United Kingdom is the exchange of handwritten notes or cards. Even though people from all social classes began exchanging small gifts and handwritten notes in the 1700s, it wasn
Announcing FESA’s Participation in Birdies for Kids 2021
The Further Education Society of Alberta (FESA) has once again been included in the list of Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK) participating charities. Since 2013, BFK has been providing matching donations, media attention, and opportunities for local Alberta youth charities to connect with a larger audience. Between February 1 and August 15, 2021, all donations raised by participating charities, like FESA, will be matched up to 50%. In 2020, despite not being