‘Unfiltered reality’ on stage for Man Up!

The true story of the Boys Club Network

The Community Justice Centre and City of Courtenay’s Community Drug Strategy Committee present the Westcoast Boys Club Network Foundation’s (BCN) reality stage production of Man Up! – the true story of the Boys Club Network.

A caution for dramatic content and strong language accompanies invitations to this performance.

“Unfiltered reality and strong language define the hallways, dreams and disappointments of Canada’s large population of boys at-risk, and to reach them we must speak, understand and respond to that language authentically and hopefully,” says BCN co-founder Walter Mustapich.  “Hope is what we are all about.”

It is fitting that Man Up! runs throughout National Addictions Awareness Week.  The evening performance on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. is open to the public, and admission is free. The performance takes place at the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College (2300 Ryan Rd., Courtenay) and is 60 minutes, followed by a Q&A period.  Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

Man Up!, a critically-acclaimed and professionally written, directed and performed production, chronicles the true story of the original Boys Club.

A gritty, heart-wrenching, emotional and life-changing story of two determined Eastside educators, a group of at-risk boys on the sharp knife edge of life, a handful of generous and visionary Vancouver businessmen from all walks of life, and the compelling four-year journey they took together – from the edge of frustration, hopelessness and despair to the pinnacle of hopefulness and success.

It includes deeply personal stories of individual struggle, overcoming demons, and realizing dreams.

Due to the dramatic content and strong language of this performance it is recommended for those aged 15 and up.

For more information about the Boys Club Network, please see their website at www.boysclubnetwork.com

For more information about the performance, contact Karen at 250-339-3603 or  drugstrategy@hotmail.com. Special thanks to the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Courtenay for its support of this event.

 

Just Posted

Cumberland council asks for more info on Beacon Project

Some in community concerned about parking, other child care services, neighbourhood look

Boomer Jerritt next North Island College Artist Talk speaker

Acclaimed Comox Valley photographer, artist and world traveller Boomer Jerritt is coming… Continue reading

Courtenay widow turns to Town of Comox for commemorative item to honour late husband

After being turned down by City of Courtenay, Laurance Stratton found Comox more receptive

App designed to help cut waste and grocery bills

Food security advocates say addressing poverty is ultimate key

VIDEO: Saanich resident shocked when trespasser licks security camera, rummages through mail

‘I found the situation really bizarre,’ said the Gordon Head resident

Halloween houses in Courtenay

A number of Courtenay households get into the spirit of Halloween, as… Continue reading

Second young woman dies after rollover crash near Williams Lake

‘Someone’s going to get her heart, which is awesome, because she has the best heart in the world’

Google searches for ‘how to vote’ surge on Election Day

Interest spikes despite social media campaign by Elections Canada

Comox Valley Community Foundation grant applications total close to $1 million

The Comox Valley Community Foundation received 84 applications for Community Enrichment and… Continue reading

Union says Western Forest Products refuses to budge from ‘unreasonable concessions’

According to a press release, both parties met on Oct. 16, 18, 19, and 20.

Alberta man pleads guilty, fined for hunting without a licence in North Island

It’s the responsibility of each hunter or angler to know whether they are considered a B.C. Resident.

B.C. mayor apologizes for removal of Queen’s portrait from council chambers

‘I prefer to be inclusive of the many aspects of our history’

Alcohol a possible factor in crash that killed 17-year-old girl near Williams Lake

A pickup truck left the road and rolled over on Highway 20 on the weekend

Rare bird spotted in Victoria draws enthusiasts from across the continent

It’s the first time a yellow-browed warbler has been reported on the mainland of North America

Most Read