Prevost and Maguire sing to support victims of bullying
Codie Prevost and Stephen Maguire shared both their talents and their own stories of being bullied during the Imagine No Bullying tour stop in Swift Current last Wednesday.
O.M. Irwin Middle School was the sixth stop as part of the Imagine No Bullying campaign coordinated by the Canadian Red Cross. Prevost and Maguire reached out to over 3,500 students during the seven stop tour which took their message to Hague, Yorkton, Weyburn, Saskatoon, La Ronge, Swift Current, and Regina.
Both Prevost and Maguire admit they have been moved by the numerous stories about bullying they heard from children as young as 10 and 11 years old, and they highlighted that the voices of the students are still standing out in their minds.
“We want the kids to know that we hear them and that we see them,” Maguire said. “We just want them to walk away feeling good about themselves and knowing that their voice will be heard. And that they can approach their teachers, they can talk about this.”
In addressing the issue of bullying, the duo wrote and recorded the single “Let Love Conquer All” for the Imagine No Bullying Canadian Red Cross Campaign. This inspiring song has helped them reach students through music.
“It has been a great response, having the whole music aspect with it,” Prevost admitted. “The coolest thing though is to be able to use music and tell your story through that. And by sharing stories before the songs, and then playing that song that has a similar meaning to it, and then going into more of your story, there’s a constant flow of things happening that I feel keeps a crowd engaged really well.”
Codie Prevost, a five-time Saskatchewan Country Music Award Fans Choice Entertainer of the Year, shares his anti-bullying message during the Imagine No Bullying tour stop in Swift Current on Dec. 4.