๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rick Mercer headlining fundraiser for anti-bullying group

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Rick Mercer, host of CBCโ€™s Rick Mercer Report, will join award-winning foundation Bullying Ends Here on May 23 for an intimate night of comedy in support of children facing bullying across Canada.

4848149140078592The event, which takes place at the Webber Academy, also features Calgary Police Service Constable and Bullying Ends Here founder Tad Milmine.

Milmine started Bullying Ends Here in 2012 in response to the bullying-related suicide of Ontario teenager Jamie Hubley, and Mercerโ€™s viral rant in reaction to the tragedy. With both Mercer and Hubleyโ€™s parents in attendance, the comedy event marks a full circle for the foundation.

imageโ€œItโ€™s an honor to have Rick Mercer, who was such an inspiration to me in starting Bullying Ends Here, participating in a fundraiser that will help us support youth across Canada,โ€ said Milmine. โ€œBullying has reached epidemic levels in our country, but with (the publicโ€™s) help, we can address the problem.โ€
In the past year alone, Milmine has shared Jamieโ€™s story with more than 120,000 youth around the world to demonstrate the real life effects of bullying. Funds raised at the event will help the foundation reach thousands more youth across Canada.

CALGARY HERALD – Published on: May 8, 2015

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For more information, go to bullyingendshere.ca

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