Recent School Assault Inspires Rally
Anti-Bullying Rally set for this Saturday in Hampton
(Hampton, NB) Love is louder. That’s the message being brought to a rally being held this Saturday in Hampton. Outraged by the recent act of bullying that took place in her former school, when a Grade 6 student was held down by two schoolmates who cut her hair, rally organizer Leanne Cochrane was compelled to do something.
“I’m just a mom who heard about the incident like everyone else,” says Cochrane. “But the story touched me and I felt compelled to do something. It’s not about me or even about this student. It’s about an act of bullying and an opportunity to raise awareness in our community.”
Love is Louder, the international anti-bullying slogan, will be the message behind the outdoor rally scheduled for Saturday, January 21st from 11:00 am – 1:00 at the Hampton Pavilion. The rally will include music, refreshments, martial arts demonstrations from Master Phillip Yang, DJ Persona, Dance troops,a poetry reading, a motivational speech by the International Man of Motivation, Brad LeBlanc, and conclude with a special demonstration of peace.
Cochrane expects a good crowd for Saturday’s event: “The response has been great with local business owners wanting to pitch in with products and services. And word has spread like wild fire from Facebook. There are over 200 people who have liked our page or shown their support with a message. Even from as far away as Germany!”
Donations will be accepted at the event, with proceeds going to Bullying Canada. For more information about the rally, call Leanne Cochrane at 506-653-0113 or visit the Facebook page: Love is Louder Anti-bullying rally/fundraiser.