This week is Bullying Awareness Week here in Canada. When I was a classroom teacher, bullying was one of the most common issues I had to deal with – it was also one of the most difficult. It broke my heart to see what some of my students were enduring as they were bullied because of their race or religion, because they were new, because they didn’t speak English well, because they didn’t wear the “right clothes”, because their families were poor, and sometimes, just because. That’s why it makes me happy to share this information with you about how the Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour and Kids Help Phone have teamed up to get their message out to Canadians to Shift Gears. Stand Up. Stop Bullying. #BAW13 #MJstandup
As part of this campaign, Canadians are being invited to take the virtual pledge against bullying by watching the video above featuring Monster Jam’s Northern Nightmare and Grave Digger drivers. As a thank you for your support against bullying, Monster Jam is offering a special limited time 2 for 1 ticket offer to Maple Leaf Monster Jam shows across the country in 2014.
Canadian Monster Jam Show Dates:
- Toronto, ON: January 18-19/14, Rogers Centre
- Vancouver, BC: February 1/14, BC Place
- Edmonton, AB: February 8-9/14, Rexall Place
- Winnipeg, MB: February 15-16/14, MTS Centre
- London, ON: March 8 -10/14, Budweiser Gardens
- Hamilton, ON: April 5-6/14, Copps Coliseum
- Halifax, NS: May 31-June 1/14, Scotia Speedworld
Tickets are on sale now for the 2014 Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour. Check out the website for details and follow on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. And be sure to check out the Kids Help Phone website for ideas on how to take action against bullying.