Today marks the 26th anniversary of remembering the women who lost their lives at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.
Yesterday Rhonda Surette Child Who Witness Abuse Co-Ordinator in Williams Lake along with Kelly from Access Family Resource Centre visited Columneetza Secondary to educate students about what love is through the creation of a thought bubble poster showing what a healthy relationship looks like.
The students where then asked to add to the poster.
“We had over 140 children stop by and write a message on there to them on what a healthy relationship is or what love is to them. Then we put them on to the actual poster board and created a huge wall mural.
The poster will be taken monday to Williams Lake Secondary where both ladies will be speaking to the students and then it will be displayed in the main office of the cariboo friendship society.
Surette finds that teens at the current moment don’t really feel that it’s an issue because they don’t think that what’s happening in the relationship is wrong.
” Anytime we get a chance to get out there, you can start to see them like, oh, maybe a hundred text in an hour isn’t him loving me, maybe it’s him trying to find out where i am. So anytime we can bring education to them regarding any type of teen dating relationship violence is just great because it starts getting them talking about it.