Making noise against bullies

The Nechako Valley Secondary School put on a coffee house and fine art showcase with the focus on erasing bullying.

An evening of inspiration hosted by Nechako Valley Secondary School (NVSS) focused on making noise against bullying.

The coffee house and fine arts showcase was held Feb. 25 at Burrard Market and more than half  the attendees wore pink in support of Pink Shirt Day and the night’s theme of anti-bullying.

“Awesome turnout and amazing support,” Anna Pye said, media arts teacher. “It was a positive space with a lot of passion flowing. Excellent writing and focus on anti bullying theme and so many people wore pink.”

Burrard Market was packed to the brim as folks sauntered through NVSS student’s art which filled the front foyer. 

Thought provoking pictures of the student’s trip to India also caught the attention of nearly everyone who entered.

The production started at 7 p.m. with the NVSS band, followed by piano solo’s and dance numbers which kept the audience engaged. The NVSS drama art students performed well-rehearsed anti-bullying skits with masks made by the NVSS art class. Their ‘don’t bully’ message clearly portrayed.

Many kids and adults sang their hearts out that night but some special highlights include a song written and sang by Keenan Thwaites, a rendition of Amen by Skyler Fitzpatrick, and authentic belly dancing by Sheeba Belly Dancers.

Special thanks to Jason Harasti -sound technician, Kevin Moutray – earthenware-sound equipment, SD91 – chairs & equipment transport, Annerose Georgeson – facilitator/artist, Mark Winston – Burrard Market, District of Vanderhoof- lights/tables, NVSS students, fine arts department -Anna Pye, Jodie Pereira, Vaughn Mueller, Troy Jakubiec,  local artists, musical artists, audience, Stand Up and WE DAY group, Thea Doyle and Rita – hair salon.

 

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