Speaking Up and Standing Up Against Domestic Violence

After getting home at 4 am in the morning after a long south swing the Bonnyville PONTIACS were up bright and early this morning.

The Columbus House of Hope provided the Bonnyville PONTIACS players leadership training focusing on the importance of being champions towards bringing domestic violence in our society to a halt.

Breaking the silence and encouraging young leaders to speak out to stop domestic violence is a great step towards using the positive influence that the players have in the community.

Martin Luther King Junior said “In the end, what will hurt the most is not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.” Speaking up can be hard, embarrasing or feel socially unacceptable but it can just take one small act or action of standing up to create a major impact towards decreasing domestic violence.

The PONTIACS are privileged to be involved as young leaders in the community to create much needed awareness with the issues of domestic violence in our society.

Our players and staff took the pledge “to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.”

The Bonnyville PONTIACS will also be joining the Columbus House of Hope on November 6th, 2014 in St. Paul to kick off Family Violence Prevention Month.

Well done again PONTIACS.