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VANCOUVER - It's estimated that every year in Canada, 800,000 children will witness a woman being abused.
This is just one of the startling statistics being taught to B.C. teenagers through the 'Be More Than a Bystander' campaign. The campaign aims to stop violence against women - with the help of professional football players.
"Our government is excited to promote this type of interactive programming in schools across the province," said Mary McNeil, B.C.'s Minister of Children and Family Development. "Young people hear a powerful message of respect directly from B.C.'s Grey Cup champions who are speaking from the heart and actively promoting healthy relationships and healthy families in B.C."
Now moving into its second year, the 'Be More Than a Bystander' campaign is celebrating a successful first year. BC Lions players have visited 17 secondary schools throughout B.C. over the past year, reaching out to approximately 6,500 youth through assemblies. This upcoming ...