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Cornwall Takes A Stand Against Bullying

Published February 01, 2013 21:39

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Photo (L-R): John Baxtrom – Baxtrom’s Your Independent Grocer, Diane Begg – Delaney Bus Lines Inc., Jimmy Kalaitzis – The Morning Rush with Jimmy & Sue (Variety 104.5), Kristina Allard – Acting Executive Director of Boys & Girls Club of Cornwall/SDG, Dan Allaire – The Breakfast Buzz with Dan Allaire & Jamie Carr (101.9 CJSS-FM), Sue Stewart – The Morning Rush with Jimmy & Sue (Variety 104.5).

Corus Entertainment Cornwall proudly supports Pink Shirt Day on February 27, 2013
(January 30, 2013 – Cornwall, ON) Corus Entertainment’s CJSS-FM and Variety 104.5, along with Baxtrom’s Your Independent Grocer, Delaney Bus Lines Ltd. and Boys and Girls Club of Cornwall/SD&G, proudly support Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 27, a day where Cornwall and area residents are encouraged to wear something pink to symbolize community unity against bullying.

Throughout the month of February, CJSS-FM and Variety 104.5 will focus its on-air programming on anti-bullying messages and promote the sale of pink t-shirts with funds being directed to the Boys & Girls Club of Cornwall/SD&G and their local bully-free programs.

“CJSS-FM and Variety 104.5 are proud to be a part of Pink Shirt Day and the anti-bullying message that is galvanizing communities across the country,” said JJ Johnston, Regional General Manager, Eastern Ontario, Corus Radio, “We’re confident that we will reach our goal of selling 4,000 pink t-shirts and paint Cornwall ‘pink’ for the day.”

Pink Shirt Day originated from a school incident several years ago when two Nova Scotia high school students organized a school protest to show support to a new Grade 9 student who was bullied for wearing pink. The two students handed out pink shirts to all males in the school to make a non-violent statement that bullying is unacceptable.

“At Boys & Girls Club of Cornwall/SD&G, we see the impact of bullying first-hand,” said Kristina Allard, Acting Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Cornwall/SD&G. “Pink Shirt Day is a continuation of our efforts to increase awareness of bullying as an ongoing problem that demands attention. On February 27, communities across Canada will stand up to bullying by wearing pink.”

This year’s Pink Shirts are unique to Cornwall/SD&G as they are bilingual to reflect the community. Pink t-shirts are $10.00 each and available for purchase at Baxtrom’s Your Independent Grocer, 31 9th Street East, Cornwall and at a satellite location - Scotiabank, 960 Brookdale Avenue North, Cornwall. For more information, visit Variety104.com, Cjssfm.com or TheCornwallDaily.com.

Variety 104.5, CJSS-FM and TheCornwallDaily.com are owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. The Company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 37 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

For more information, please contact:

Holly Wilson
Promotions Director - Variety 104.5, 101.9 CJSS-FM & TheCornwallDaily.com
Corus Entertainment
(613) 932-5180 ext. 256 / holly.wilson@corusent.com

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