Haters gonna hate – we know that. But the outpouring of support, compassion and love for teachers that we’ve seen since the beginning of the strike has been truly inspiring. From walking the picket line and feeding teachers to donating money to their strike fund and showing up at rallies in the thousands, British Columbians have demonstrated - very clearly – that they are in solidarity with our teachers.
With the strike (hopefully) over, Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. and Bandidas Taqueria are celebrating teachers. Today they are both donating profits to @FamiliesFunding. Like last Wednesday, Bandidas will donate 100% of today’s profits to the BC Teachers Federation through www.familiesfundingteachers.ca. The Creaking Planks will be on hand to entertain the lineup.
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. (Main St. location) will donate 50% of profits to teachers via @FamiliesFunding and 50% to hungry kids via Strathcona Community Centre’s breakfast program. There will be sign making, selfie taking and general merriment from 5pm on.
This act of generosity is more than heartwarming: it shows that there’s a kinder, better way to do business. A way that shows love and gives back to the communities that sustain them. It shows that quality public education is valued by more than just teachers and parents, but by businesses too.
So if you’re hungry for great food and company - please share the love and head on over to either of these great neighbourhood joints.