Night of Music To Target Bullying
Prince George, B.C. – The effort to bring awareness and a halt to bullying, especially in our schools, is the driving force behind tonight’s “Why You Gotta Be So Mean: A Night of Taylor Swift” at the Fore Bistro.
Pink Shirt Day representing the anti-bullying movement officially occurred in B.C. on Wednesday, Feb 22nd. Big Brothers Big Sisters Prince George is teaming up with members of the band The Statistics to put on tonight’s show to bring anti-bullying week 2017 to a close.
Cassie Lobban at Big Brothers/Sisters says “there’s three bands performing, The Statistics, Amy Blanding and Rick Stavely.” She says each band “will be performing three of their original songs as well as three Taylor Swift covers, so they’ll be playing six songs in total, each band.”
Doors open at the Fore Bistro at the Golf and Curling Club at 8pm. Tickets are $15 and they are available at the door. The show starts at 9pm. You must be at least 19 years old to attend.
Lobban says “our Big Brothers Big Sisters shuttles will be there and they’ll be able to provide a ride home for everyone. And, if you’re coming from the university the shuttles will be leaving from the university bus loop as well.”
“This is part of our Pink Shirt Day or Anti-Bullying Day 2017,” says Lobban “and it’s a way for us to not only raise money for Pink Shirt Day which supports our proactive mentoring programs which have actually been shown to reduce the incidence of bullying in schools, but also it’s kind of a fun way to get the conversation going about bullying with the use of Taylor Swift’s music.”
Lobban says Big Brothers Big Sisters regularly sells Pink Shirts to bring awareness to the bullying issue and adds this is the first time they’re doing a Taylor Swift event.