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I am Someone Walk attracts supporters of program to support youth

Graciey Wiebe and Molly lead a group of walkers through the streets of Port Coquitlam during Sunday
Graciey Wiebe and Molly lead a group of walkers through the streets of Port Coquitlam during Sunday's I Am Someone second annual walk to end bullying.
— image credit: Dan Ebenal/The Tri-City News

Wearing pink and carrying pink umbrellas, more than 100 people turned out for the I am Someone Walk to End Bullying in Port Coquitlam on Sunday, Dec. 8.

The event was held to raise funds for a texting program that links bullied kids with resources and counsellors. According to Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore, the program could be beta tested in the Tri-Cities as early as next year if funding can be put in place and a partnership with a provider can be found.

The I am Someone group was formed by Gary Mauris, a local business leader, and Mayor Moore with partners the PoCo Youth Society and since then the fledgling group has become an official society with a mission to end bullying through cultural and legislative change as well as practical solutions, such as a texting platform.

dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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