BC Lions fullback Rolly Lumbala talks with students at Charles Hays Secondary about ending violence against women during a visit to the school on March 13.

BC Lions bring anti-violence message to Prince Rupert

Players from the BC Lions were in Prince Rupert to meet with students at Charles Hays and discuss issues related to violence against women.

Players from the BC Lions were in Prince Rupert on Thursday to meet with students at Charles Hays and discuss issues related to violence against women.

Lions fullback Rolly Lumbala and quarterback Travis Lulay spent an hour talking to a standing-room-only crowd in the common area of the school as part of the “Be More Than a Bystander” program. Lumbala said “Be More Than a Bystander” carries an important message for everyone in the province.

“The program is about putting an end to violence, in particular creating awareness about violence against women … we’re also trying to talk to the students about options they have. People see these things happen, and they can be shocking and disturbing, and not know what to do or who to talk to,” he said following the presentation.

“We’re trying to promote a culture of love and respect.”

Lumbala and Lulay were wrapping up a tour of the Northwest that saw them visit schools in Terrace and Kitimat as well. Lumbala said students across the region were very appreciative of the message.

“It’s been great, we’ve been well received everywhere we go. This is something that touches a lot of people in every community, so we get a lot of people saying thanks,” he said, noting he is a big fan of this type of community outreach.

“I love it. I always say the bigger the spotlight you have on you the more responsibility you have to go into the community and deliver a positive message … it changes your mindset and allows you to grow.”

This is the second year the BC Lions have visited Prince Rupert students, last year bringing a message about perseverance and overcoming obstacles to achieve a dream.

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