Article by Jason Setnyk. Submitted Photo.
Cornwall Ontario — The No Frills Child Abuse Prevention BBQ took place this Saturday. People bought t-shirts and hoodies as well as hotdogs and hamburgers for a good cause.
“It went excellent. Quite a lot of people came out to support October’s Child Abuse Prevention Campaign. The new #IBreakTheSilence t-shirt and hoodie was a popular item and quite a few were purchased for the October 16th Community Dress Purple Day. We raised $613 today. That is enough to send one local child to camp. It’s amazing support from the community”, says Kimly Thivierge, Public Relations Manager for the Children’s Aid Society of S,D&G.
The launch event for Child Abuse Prevention month is October 3rd at Lamoureux Park from 12pm to 3:30pm. The event features free activities and food from Benson’s BBQ. There will be family photos by Brian’s Pro Photos, face painting, balloons, obstacle courses and more. There will also be a bag popping event to help ‘break the silence’ on the issue of child abuse.