WINNIPEG, MB., – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are extending their community outreach to Northern Manitoba, visiting the communities of Wabowden and Thompson and stopping at four local schools over the next two days. Players Ian Wild and Matthias Goossen will deliver Break the Silence on Violence Against Women and Bombers Tackle Bullying presentations in partnership with Manitoba Status of Women and the Canadian Red Cross’ Beyond the Hurt program to elementary and high school students.
“The Blue Bombers are Manitoba’s team and we are committed to community outreach beyond the perimeter,” says Wade Miller, President & CEO of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. “As professional athletes, our players are proud to be able to share their experiences, with a focus around the importance of respectful relationships in their presentations to students.”
In addition to presenting school assemblies for both programs, the Bombers will be leading after-school activities with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thompson and visiting with students from Frontier School Division across Northern Manitoba at the Frontier Games in Wabowden. The four schools hosting the assemblies are Mel Johnson School, Juniper School, Westwood School and R.D. Parker Collegiate.