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BC Government Supports Be More Than a Bystander for Another Year!

L-R:  Jamie Taras, BC Lions Director of Community Relations; Angus Reid, BC Lions; Tracy Porteous, Executive Director, EVA BC; The Honourable Stephanie Cadieux, Minister of Children and Family Development; The Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Justice; George Chayka, Vice-President, Business, BC Lions; Shawn Gore, BC Lions.

L-R: Jamie Taras, BC Lions Director of Community Relations; Angus Reid, BC Lions; Tracy Porteous, Executive Director, EVA BC; The Honourable Stephanie Cadieux, Minister of Children and Family Development; The Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Justice; George Chayka, Vice-President, Business, BC Lions; Shawn Gore, BC Lions.

At a media conference held at BC Place on April 4, 2013, the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development and the BC Ministry of Justice announced they are extending their funding support for the youth education component of the Be More Than a Bystander program! EVA BC and the BC Lions were on hand to welcome the announcements made by the Minister of Children and Family Development, the Honourable Stephanie Cadieux, and Minister of Justice, the Honourable Shirley Bond.

EVA BC Executive Director Tracy Porteous connects with media at the funding announcement made by the BC Goverment on April 4, 2013.

EVA BC Executive Director Tracy Porteous connects with media at the funding announcement made by the BC Goverment on April 4, 2013.

Over the last two years, BC Lions players have visited 40 secondary schools throughout BC and reached over 29,000 youth through interactive workshops and presentations. The program educates and empowers students to speak up about gender-based violence and break the silence on violence against women.

RedFM reporters interview Tracy Porteous EVA BC on April 4, 2013.

RedFM reporters interview Tracy Porteous EVA BC on April 4, 2013.

To view a short video of the media conference, click here