Rick Mercer headlining fundraiser for anti-bullying group

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Rick Mercer, host of CBC’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 Mercer’s viral rant in reaction to the tragedy. With both Mercer and Hubley’s parents in attendance, the comedy event marks a full circle for the foundation.

587245,1310684605,1“It’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,” said Milmine. “Bullying has reached epidemic levels in our country, but with (the public’s) help, we can address the problem.”

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In the past year alone, Milmine has shared Jamie’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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