We were honoured to be invited to Victoria yesterday to present our Be More Than A Bystander Program in the BC Legislature. EVA BC’s Executive Director Tracy Porteous, along with retired BC Lions JR LaRose, and Jamie Taras, BC Lions’ Director of Community Relations, spoke about the importance of bystander intervention and the work to end gender-based violence.
Left to right: Robert D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission; Janet Routledge, MLA for Burnaby North; Jamie Taras, Director of Community Relations for the BC Lions; Rachna Singh, MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers; Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin; Leonard Krog, MLA for Nanaimo; Tracy Porteous, Executive Director of EVA BC; Hon. Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training and ML for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant; JR LaRose, former BC Lions and Be More Than A Bystander spokesperson; and Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley
Left to right: Mitzi Dean, Jamie Taras, Tracy Porteous, and JR LaRose
Left to right top row: Linda Reid, Assistant Deputy Speaker and MLA for Richmond South Centre; Jackie Tegart, MLA for Fraser-Nicola; Mitzi Dean, Sonia Furstenau, JR LaRose, Corinne Stavness. Left to right, bottom row: Stephanie Cadieux, MLA for Surrey South; Jamie Taras, Tracy Porteous; Michelle Stilwell, Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation and MLA for Parksville-Qualicum