Prevost and Maguire sing to sup­port vic­tims of bul­ly­ing

Southwest Booster - - NEWS - BY SCOTT AN­DER­SON SOUTH­WEST BOOSTER

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.”

Booster photo by Scott An­der­son

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.

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