Crime Stoppers stages anti-bullying contest

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CHARLOTTETOWN - P.E.I. Crime Stoppers is continuing its efforts to make P.E.I. a better place to live, learn and do business by announcing an Anti-Bullying Contest for Island Students in grades 7 to 12.

 

P.E.I. Crime Stoppers will be partnering with the English and French language schools boards, along with contest sponsors ADL and the Charlottetown Islanders Hockey Club, in presenting a contest aimed at raising awareness of the negative effects of bullying on lives of students.

The contest will be open to all grade 7 to 12 students on Prince Edward Island. Students are asked to produce an original drawing that will be used on the 2015 Anti-bullying Pink Shirt.

The winning entry will be announced and shown at the Islanders home game versus Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, Feb. 26. This game will also feature a “Pink Shirt Day” theme. All entries will receive teo free tickets to this game. In support of this initiative, players from the Islanders will be travelling with Crime Stoppers with an anti-bullying message for students.

“Last year’s anti-bullying video contest and presentations by the junior hockey club to students across P.E.I. was a great success,” said Crime Stoppers co-ordinator Phil Pitts. “We are hoping that by continuing this work students will be more comfortable and confident in standing up for themselves, supporting others and knowing that there is help and support for them if they are victims of bullying. They certainly do not stand alone and the involvement of the school boards, ADL and the Charlottetown Islanders management and players is indicative of this support.”

Full contest details can be found on the P.E.I. Crime Stoppers website:

www.peicrimestoppers.com

newsroom@journalpioneer.com

Organizations: Crime Stoppers, Islanders, English and French Language Schools Boards Charlottetown Islanders Hockey Club

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, Charlottetown

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