Family is Important
Traditionally, a family consisted of a mother, father, and children. Many families still do! But the definition of “family” has expanded to include all sorts of combinations, traditional or not. You may have noticed the IA has started addressing the membership (one type of family) as “Brothers, Sisters, Kin”. That’s because our leadership is aware of and in support of the changing societal landscape of families. Love is love is love. And since it’s not only Father’s Day but Pride Month, embracing all types of family structure is even more important.
With that in mind, and as a means of promoting a little fun and creativity, Local 26 is pleased to present to you Father’s Day colouring pages! There are biological fathers, fathers who have adopted, fostered, made a difference in someone’s life, and/or served as a role model. They come in all shapes, sizes, colours, religions, genders, gender preferences, and nationalities. They may not even know you feel about them the way you do. What a perfect time to let them know, and without having to head out to a store or add yet another tie to their collection!
Fun and a Way to Relieve Stress
Thanks to Jess Westra (First Vice-President and Chair of the Education and Safety Committee as well as wearing a whole host of other hats at various times), here you’ll find printable PDF colouring pages, ranging from toddler easy to grownup difficult, all with the same basic message: Thank you for who you are, what you do, and everything you mean to me. Make one for whoever in your life has filled the role of “Dad” for you, and have fun doing it. Something handmade means more than buying something because you have to. It means you care enough to spend a bit of time creating something just for them.
Couldn’t we all use a bit of happy about now? Check out the black and white images below, print your favourites (or all of them, why not?), and grab your crayons, coloured pencils, markers… whatever you prefer. Create something for a special person and share the happy. You won’t regret it, and you’ll end up making someone’s day!
- Dad is the Best
- Dads Rock
- Father’s Day Butterfly
- Fathers Day Lighthouse
- Happy Fathers Day
- From the Kids
- Love My Daddy
- Love is Love
- Spotlight on Dad
- Tons of Love
- Union Dad
- Worlds Best Dad
We’d love to see your creations! Upload to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and use #IA26FathersDay to spread the love even further.
What are you waiting for? Get Colouring!
Also, and you knew I was going to say it… Be safe. Be well. Stay home or cover your mouth and nose when you go out. And as always… WASH YOUR HANDS!