High school students in Williams Lake will have an opportunity to meet with members of the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions this week.
Offensive guard T-Dre Player and fullback Rolly Lumbala will be presenting the team’s Be More Than A Bystander initiative — a campaign directed at eliminating violence towards women — at both Lake City Secondary School’s Columneetza and Williams Lake campuses on Wednesday.
The visit is part of a multi-day stop in communities throughout the province this week, which also includes 100 Mile House and Quesnel.
The Be More Than A Bystander program aims to break the silence surrounding violence against women and girls by providing tools, language and practical ideas about how to be more than a bystander, how to speak up and how to communicate that violence and abuse is not acceptable.
In 2012 Lions quarterback Travis Lulay and offensive lineman Angus Reid visited LCSS to give the same presentation, which was well received by students and staff.