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Blue Friday is an all day school-wide and community event which brings together more than 50 interactive speakers and volunteers who seek to build knowledge and awareness on how to reduce bullying and conflict. In addition, the event promotes resiliency, accountability and leadership. By providing these important life skills, we can help students become better citizens as they transition into adulthood.

“Changing our community one school at a time”.

Blue Friday 2016 – November 18 & 25, 2016

Theme: “Coping with Change”

Many of you experience changes in your lifetime. Change happens when you first started school, moving on to Junior High, Senior high and to college or University or as other opportunities arises. As we grow older, most of us find that we change jobs, where we choose to live next, who we want to live with, seeking our life purpose. We experienced new environments, new friends and new beginnings. We experience change most times willingly by choice and many times unwilling due to unexpected circumstances. We had changes with how we look at information, time and freedom.

As we are faced with changes in our physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual world, we can take many directions to cope with this encounter. We can choose to move forward saddled with regrets and past hurts or we can choose to move on with honour, strength, resiliency recognizing the gift within us that can be discovered in times of hardship when we faced with our inner self. So welcome these changes into your lives, check out the lessons to be learned and make a difference in your own life and others.

“Honour the sprouts of change in your life and they will exponentially being to grow. Celebrate the sprouts.” Mary Morrissey

“We must be the change we want to see in this world.” M. Ghandi

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We are currently looking for Speakers and volunteers for both events at a Senior High School on November 18 and Junior High on November 25, 2016.

If you are able to present, volunteer or like to attend one or both days, please register here:  BF2016 – Airdrie

If you like to attend on November 25, 2016 only,

please register here:  BF2016 – Junior High

As part of the Bullying Awareness Week activities, you may also want to check out alberta.ca/bullying for more events during the week.

Thank you.

BLUE FRIDAY CONFERENCE – November 20, 2015
2015 THEME: “New Beginnings”

As we go through life and learn new things, we try to always do the best we can based on our experiences and knowledge in that moment in time. We hold onto our values, perceptions and best intentions, until the day we realize that these values and perceptions do not serve us they had in the past. We become open to growing with both experiences of the past and information in the present, to gain confidence and grace with new beginnings.

In short, we face the challenges, explore the possibilities and embrace the beauty of new beginnings.

“The best endings are the ones that lead to new beginnings.”
–Mathangi Subramanian

As part of the Bullying Awareness Week activities, you may also want to check out alberta.ca/bullying for more events during the week.

The Blue Friday 2015 booklet
is now available.
Click here to Download the PDF.

BLUE FRIDAY 2014 

PMAST is hosting a school event on November 14th, 2014 in Calgary  from 8.30 am – 2.00 pm.

Our first community event working together with Airdrie Bullying Awareness Program (ABAP)  is also being held on November 21st, 2014 from 6.30 PM – 9.00 PM in Airdrie .

This year, we will kick off Bullying Awareness Week in Canada, scheduled from November 16th to 22nd.

The Speakers Registration is now CLOSED.  Thank you so much for signing up.

To Register as a Guest and/or Volunteer for Blue Friday 2014 in Calgary, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BlueFriday2014Guests_volunteers_registration_page to get on the list!

To Volunteer for Blue Friday 2014 in Airdrie, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/bf2014-Airdrie to sign up.

BLUE FRIDAY 2013: THE RESULTS ARE IN!

The data has been entered into the outcome measures system for analysis. Individual speakers will be contacted directly with their results.

The BF2013 booklet pdf is available for download. Click the image below to download, or by clicking here.
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BLUE FRIDAY 2012

This year’s speakers should be receiving their individual session results shortly. If you do not receive results by December 31, 2012, please contact either Flo or Ian.

The overall conference results and student impact results have also been tabulated. Results will be posted here pending Board review at the AGM.

Please check back shortly for more information.

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Seeking archived years’ work? – Contact blue.friday@pmast.org for booklets, outcome measures, or for any other requests.