Leos give Kamloops kids life tips
A trio of Leos — Taylor, centre Angus Reid and linebacker Adam Bighill — visited five Kamloops schools this week as part of the Lions in the House, Be More Than a Bystander and Lions pride programs.
Created specifically for youth in grades six through nine, the Lions in the House initiative, co-sponsored by CN and the Industry Training Authority, is focused on the power of choice and being the best you can be.
n particular, students are challenged to examine their choices as it relates to their own personal safety around railway tracks and are encouraged to look at career opportunities trades provide.
An interactive assembly interspersed with athletic competitions that give students a chance to compete against each other, Lions in the House features speeches by Leos as they discuss their own experiences in making significant life choices.
With the support of founding partners Status of Women Canada, the provincial Ministry of Children and Family Development and Encana Corporation, Be More Than a Bystander is a groundbreaking initiative between EVA BC and the BC Lions aimed at substantially increasing understanding of the impact of men’s violence against women.
Launched at the beginning of the 2011 season, the program breaks the silence surrounding violence against women and girls by providing tools, language and practical ideas about how to be more than a bystander, how to speak up and how to communicate that violence and abuse is not acceptable.
In partnership with the victims services and crime-prevention division of the Ministry of Public Safety, Lions Pride is an outreach program highlighting the importance of making positive choices and choosing alternate activities to gang involvement.
The Lions, all the Lions, will soon return to the Tournament Capital as the 2013 training camp will begin at Hillside Stadium on June 2.