- Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) - http://www.hpedsb.on.ca -

“Stop the Bullying” presentation for students of Armed Forces families

Performer Maria Hawkins will be presenting ‚ÄúStop the Bullying,” a music-driven motivational presentation for students. The performance supports character development of students who are members of Armed Forces families.

DATE: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Prince Charles Public School, 138 Dufferin Avenue South, Trenton

Background on performer Maria Hawkins
Maria Hawkins was raised in CFB Borden from age six to 15before her step-father was transferred to CFB Rockcliffe. Both Maria and her mother are former reservists. This year she celebrates 25 years of working with youth and 10 years as a MASC – Multicultural Arts for Schools and Communities [1] artist – in support of literally tens of thousands of students in the region. Maria also currently holds a security clearance with the Government of Canada and is available on contract with Health Canada as a motivational speaker for SOS (Strategic Operational Services). She performs regularly with her band at festivals and working on her second CD.

Hawkins has received many awards for her work with children and youth through YM/YWCA Woman of Distinction, Amazing Woman, United Way Community Builder, Artistic Excellence, Rich Little Endowment Award and many others.

More information about Maria is available through MASC. MASC brings the arts and culture alive for over 100,000 children, youth, teachers and seniors each year. With a passionate commitment to provide schools and communities with experiences of artistic excellence and creative process, MASC proudly represents a roster of over 60 professional artists.

Funds for this special performance were gratefully raised by the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Members with Disabilities Action Committee, National Capital Region. Pat McGrath, Chair of the Members with Disabilities Action Committee, will be attending the performance.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]