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HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS TO BRING ANTI-BULLYING MESSAGE TO STUDENTS AT EDINBURGH AND WESTMOUNT PARK SCHOOLS

MONTREAL, MARCH 17, 2014 –  Buckets Blakes, a player from the  world famous Harlem Globetrotters, will visit with students at two English Montreal School Board elementary schools on Wednesday, March 26,   to  present “The ABCs of Bullying Prevention,” which targets six to 12 year-olds.   

The programs will take place at Edinburgh Elementary School (500 Hudson) in Montreal West at 10 a.m. and Westmount Park Elementary School (15 Park Place) at 12:30 p.m.

The Globetrotters, who will play at the Bell Centre on April 4, designed the program in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence (NCSV). It focuses on Action, Bravery, and Compassion, comprising the ABCs.

Blakes will ask the kids their definition of each word in the ABCs and expand on the answers. For example: “COMPASSION means caring about others and your community. You can stop bullying by being a friend and staying involved in positive activities that show that you care about other people.”

For the finale, Blakes will pick a few kids to join him up front to teach them some special Globetrotter ball handling moves to the tune of the team’s  “Sweet Georgia Brown” theme music

The Globetrotters will bring “The ABCs of Bullying Prevention” to nearly 400 schools and youth centers as part of their 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour, celebrating the team’s 88th consecutive year.

For more information see this video:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgTYnjUjCu0&feature=youtu.be.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca