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Mayor proclaims Lloydminster Anti-Bullying Day

There’s been another regular scheduled City Council meeting this week.

On Monday, February 22nd, Council met at City Hall and discussed several items including a potential solution for moving forward with the new waste water treatment plant, as well as the Mayor making a proclamation.

Mayor Rob Saunders proclaimed February 24th, Lloydminster Anti-Bullying day. The Mayor and a number of Lloydminster organizations pledged to create a supportive and peaceful environment for people to live and work in.

They declared that bullying anyone because of his/her gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion will not be tolerated; all people deserve to live safely in their schools, workplaces, homes and over the internet; all individuals who bully must be held accountable for their actions; the elimination of bullying in our community requires promoting awareness, preventative measures, education on the topic, support services, enforcement of the law, and backing from the community; all anti-bullying initiatives be recognized, encouraged and supported; and every individual, community, and government in Canada must help people affected by bullying.

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“This is something that’s an annual event in our community. We were accompanied by 12 different supporting organizations, and sponsors, and people that take the anti-bullying campaign very seriously,” says the Mayor.

The organizations committed to put an end to bullying in the community are the Lloydminster Public School Division, the Lloydminster Catholic School Division, the Interval Home, the Men’s Shelter, Prairie North Regional Health Authority, Alberta Health Services, Beyond Borders Circle of Change, Lloydminster Sexual Assault and Information Centre, Lloydminster Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Lloydminster Community Youth Centre, Canadian Red Cross- Lloydminster Branch, and Lloydminster & District Co-op.

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