Bullying is an epidemic affecting schoolyards across Canada and the rest of the world. What can we do to help stop it? Please take a minute to vote for Bully Be Gone in the Aviva Community Fund’s big ideas funding contest.
Right now we’re in the second qualifying round (Oct 22 – Nov 2) and we need your help to move to the next stage.
Head over to the Aviva website, and register yourself an account by clicking the “Register” tab.
Cast your vote for Bully Be Gone, found here (idea code ACF15428).
Help spread the word.
You can cast 15 votes during this round and another fifteen votes during the Semi-Finals, but you can only vote for each idea once a day.
What is Bully Be Gone?
Bully Be Gone is an anti-bullying organization in association with the Kombat Arts Training Academy’s Mini Dragons (martial arts for kids) program. It programs and facilitates non-profit seminars to enforce bullying awareness and prevention. We held our inaugural event on September 22, 2012.
Bully be Gone addresses all forms of bullying but the focus for this project deals with our community’s youth. Through our program director’s vision, our expert speakers and instructors focus on the culture and driving principles of the Mini Dragon and Teen Team program at Kombat Arts to promote an anti-bullying culture. Our first event featured a free seminar in the spirit of giving back to the community. The workshop included a combination of tactical training, conditioning and open discussion with participants. We included expert presentations, special guest speakers including UFC athlete Alistair Overeem, raffle prizes (generously donated by a range professional organizations), a free “Bully Proof” t-shirt and a barbeque.
And we’re just getting started. We want to fill our schoolyards with healthy, happy, caring, and confident young students. Cast a vote and help us spread the Bully Be Gone movement across Canada.