Wednesday, March 27, 2013


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The Pride of Chilliwack

BC Lions visit local students March 26

Released by the BC Lions/Voice file photo


Bernard Elementary students participate in activities with BC Lions players in January.


embers of the BC Lions Football Club will visit schools in the communities of Chilliwack, Abbotsford, New Westminster and Burnaby this week in support of the Lions in the House and Lions Pride programs.

Created specifically for youth in grades six through nine, the redesigned Lions in the House initiative presented by CN and supporting partner Industry Training Authority is focused on the power of choice and being the best you can be.

In particular, students will be challenged to examine their choices as it relates to their own personal safety around railway tracks and will be encouraged to look at the tremendous career opportunities trades provide. An interactive assembly interspersed with athletic competitions that provide a unique opportunity for the students to compete against each other, Lions in the House features speeches by prominent Leos as they discuss their own experiences in making significant life choices.

In partnership with the Victim Services and Crime Prevention Division of the Ministry of Public Safety, Lions Pride is an outreach program highlighting the importance of making positive choices and choosing alternate activities to gang involvement. 

In 2012, Lions Pride visited the communities of Vancouver, Surrey, Coquitlam, Abbotsford, Richmond Prince George, Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, and Kelowna, delivering in-school presentations and organizing a football tournament for at-risk youth.

Tuesday, March 26th Lions in the House

Location: East Chilliwack Elementary

Address: 49190 Chilliwack Central, Chilliwack

Time: 10:15 am

BC Lions: Dean Valli, Adam Bighill, Courtney Taylor


Tuesday, March 26th Lions in the House

Location: Unsworth Elementary

Address: 5685 Unsworth Road, Chilliwack

Time: 1:30 pm

BC Lions: Dean Valli, Adam Bighill, Courtney Taylor



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