BC Lion to discuss domestic violence

Be More Than a Bystander comes to Valley June 2

  • May. 25, 2016 8:00 p.m.

Recently retired BC Lions football star J.R. LaRose will be speaking on June 2 in the K’ómoks First Nation Big House on men’s role in preventing violence against women.

Be More Than a Bystander is a groundbreaking initiative between the Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) and the BC Lions aimed at substantially increasing awareness and understanding about the impact of men’s violence against women.

A member of the One Arrow First Nation, J.R. has travelled across the province bringing the message to high schools and community gatherings that boys and men can make a difference in speaking out about violence.

“We are so pleased the EVA BC and the BC Lions have chosen to come to the Comox Valley,” said Heather Ney, executive director of the Comox Valley Transition Society.  “We have been supporting women and children experiencing violence since 1987 and have been so inspired by the Bystander initiative.  This will be an exciting evening.”

The free event takes place June 2 at 7 p.m. at the K’ómoks First Nation Big House, 3330 Comox Rd. Doors open at 6:30. Andy Everson will be providing a welcome and the Kumugwe Dancers will perform. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call 250-897-0511.

Just Posted

2019 FEDERAL ELECTION: North Island-Powell River candidates address other issues of importance

“Other than the topics already discussed, what is the most important issue in your constituency?”

2019 FEDERAL ELECTION: Courtenay-Alberni candidates address other issues of importance

Other than the topics already discussed, what do you feel is the most important issue in your constituency?

A school of Engel Völkers salmon to support Kus-kus-sum Project in the Comox Valley

Engel & Völkers Vancouver Island North and their associated advisors are decorating… Continue reading

Speed-date nights come to the Comox Valley

Two nights set for Oct. 24 and 25 at the Comox Valley Curling Club

B.C.’s rural paramedic program expands, with home support

Advanced care ambulance staff added for six communities

BC Ferries sees steady traffic of post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Ferries filling up fast, sailing waits at some terminals

‘Save the kids!’ Dorian survivor tells the harrowing story of his Canadian wife’s death

Family held a funeral and placed Alishia Liolli’s remains in a niche at a cemetery in Windsor, Ont.

Okanagan woman, 91, votes at advance polls despite broken hip, shoulder and wrist

Angela Maynard has voted in almost every election during her lifetime

Heiltsuk Nation open first Big House in 120 years in northern B.C.

Opening means the community now has an appropriate space for spiritual and ceremonial events

Singh says NDP would form coalition with the Liberals to stop Tories

Singh was in a Liberal-held riding Sunday afternoon in Surrey where he was pressed about his post-election intentions

‘My heart goes out to the mother’: B.C. dad reacts to stabbing death of Ontario boy

Carson Crimeni, who was also 14, was bullied relentlessly, his dad says

BC Ferries filling up fast with post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Monday anticipated to be busiest day of the weekend

The one with the ‘Friends’ photoshoot: Kelowna group recreates TV show intro

A friend’s departure prompted them to create something that really says, “I’ll be there for you”

Most Read