CANADIAN MUSICIANS UNITE AGAINST BULLYING
was born from the growing crisis of bullying and cyber bullying in our society, especially amongst high school students. Recent events, such as the tragedy of Amanda Todd taking her own life due to bullying, are a stark reminder of a very real problem young people worldwide face every day.
Some of Canada's top music stars have united with Kids Help Phone, under the banner "Artists Against”, to help raise awareness of the bullying epidemic. Pierre Bouvier of Simple Plan, Hedley’s Jacob Hoggard, Lights, Kardinal Offishall, Fefe Dobson, Alyssa Reid, Walk Off The Earth, and Autotune The News, joined forces to record the classic Cyndi Lauper song True Colors.
Alyssa Reid was excited to be a part of this project, as the cause holds a place very close to her heart. Her debut album includes the song Talk Me Down, which deals with the subject of bullying, striking a chord with many of her fans. She says, “Despite how difficult things can get, and how lonely life can seem, you just have to keep going! People will try to portray you as whoever they want, but as long as you keep pushing through with your chin held high, no one will EVER be able to define your character. This happens to everyone. Nobody is alone in this. You are strong, and I am here for you.”
Net proceeds from the sale of the song being donated to Kids Help Phone
Rising Canadian star, Sacha has also shown support to the anti-bullying movement.
"I released an EP CD this past summer. One of the songs I released was a song called "Stix N Stones" and I have started a school tour because of this song. I am hoping to get more support so that the message of this song can get across to many who suffer this abuse."
ELISE ESTRADA "Wonder Woman" - performed at the Amanda Todd Memorial Service.
100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Amanda Todd Legacy Fund towards anti bullying initiatives.