An Anti-Bullying Show is coming back to Fort McMurray for an eighth straight year.
As someone who knows the feeling of being bullied, Massey Whiteknife created the show to raise awareness around the stigma of bullying here in Fort McMurray.
The show will feature live entertainment, a costume contest with cash prizes and dancing.
Whiteknife, who’s openly gay, tells Mix News there is no community as accepting as Fort McMurray.
“You could be sitting beside a truck driver or a business owner and you’re welcomed. This town is so accepting and so comfortable and that’s why I continue to stay here and why I will continue to stay here. I just want to show the strength of Fort McMurray.”
Whiteknife adds that it’s important to stand up and not stand by.
“Just want to raise awareness that bullying affects everyone in some form or fashion and we need to not judge or pass judgement just based on the way they look and get to know people before we make all these assumptions because it really does affect a person.”
All proceeds will go toward the Fernando Foundation for Mental Health – which uses artistic means, visual, performance, written or other forms to help break the stigma of bullying.
The event is on Saturday from 6 to 11:30 p.m. at the Stonebridge Hotel.