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Anti-Bullying Bulldogs Game

Cutting the Bull out of Bullying Centre-Ice Style

Ceremonial Puck DropPhoto by Brandon Taylor - Hamilton Bulldogs

On October 28, Big Sister Karen and Little Sister Marissa performed the ceremonial puck drop at the Bulldogs game in tribute of anti-bullying awareness.

On October 28 Big Brothers Big Sisters Cut the Bull out of Bullying with the Bulldogs, as our SOAR program attended the Sunday evening game. Volunteer mentors accompanied 25 of our Agency’s children for an evening filled with hockey, snacks and fun. To top off the excitement, the Bulldogs defeated the Abbotsford Heat 2-1.

SOAR Coordinator, Nathan Ricketts was excited for the opportunity. For many of the children who attended, this was their first time at an AHL game.

Big Sister Karen and Little Sister Marissa performed the ceremonial puck drop in tribute of anti-bullying. Karen and Marissa have been part of our Traditional Match Program for over 3 years. Both Big and Little were very excited for this opportunity – they are both huge hockey fans. In fact, 15-year-old Marissa has played hockey for nine years.

On event night, Marissa had a glow, as her smile could not be erased from her face. Prior to the puck-drop, Marissa admitted that she was a bit nervous to go out to the middle of the ice in front of thousands of fans. Nerves aside, the Match did a great job representing our Agency at centre ice.

Firm to our commitment as an Agency to significantly contribute to the healthy development of youth in our community, we aim to end bullying through mentoring one child at a time. Many people are unaware that there is a direct correlation between mentoring youth and reducing bullying – mentoring youth not only helps raise literacy and creates safer schools, but also reduces bullying.

A special thank you is extended to the Hamilton Bulldogs for giving our Agency the opportunity to bring attention to the important issue of bullying. 


We currently are incurring a long waitlist, and are in need of volunteer mentors.

  • Are you 18 years of age or older?
  • Are you interested in positively benefitting the life of a child?
  • Do you have 2-3 hours a week to dedicate to a rewarding friendship?

Click here to apply to be a mentor today!