REPORTING · 22nd December 2013
Cheryl Rumley came to Council on Monday, December 16th wearing two hats; the first was her hat from Tamitik Status of Women and the other concerned Violence Prevention. She wanted to talk about a Program running in the province at the moment which is about prevention.
“For about the last three years, there has been a ground-breaking program, it’s a partnership between the BC Lions and the Ending Violence Association. It is all about prevention. We are talking about a group of fellows who have status, who have power, as athletes,” said Rumley.
She explained 6 of the BC Lions received training from a world renowned anti-violence educator, Dr. Jackson Katz. The program has operated over the last 3 years, gone into 40 schools and done preventative workshops for 2900 students.
She expressed Kitimat is on the map and the BC lions will be coming in the spring to put on the workshop at the high school. She wanted to bring a film which was a legacy film called Be More than a Bystander. Unfortunately, her technology was not compatible with that at the Council Meeting.
Councillor Mario Feldhoff wanted to post the video from their website. Rumley stated an excerpt from the video will be circulating in the New Year.