High school students face all sorts of pressures

Because gang violence and organized crime affects everyone.

Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School’s Parent Advisory Council is inviting parents to a presentation titled “End Gang Life” on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the theatre at the school, 6151 180 St.

We are extending this invitation to Cloverdale-area parents from our feeder elementary schools as well as parents of Lord Tweedsmuir and Clayton Heights secondary school students.

Why? Because gang violence and organized crime affects everyone.

Our students face all sorts of pressures. This presentation will help parents understand and recognize some of those pressures. It can help to stimulate conversation about gangs as well as demystify and eliminate misconceptions.

The hour-long presentation will begin with Const. Jordan McLellan, an experienced gang investigator and gang enforcement officer explaining the myths and realities of the gang lifestyle and how the perceived lifestyles of these people are not what actually ends up happening.

Then, former gang member Jordan Buna will share his life story and how the choices he made severely impacted his life in a negative way.

There will be time for questions afterwards.

If you are unable to make it to the presentation, please visit the End Gang Life website: http://bit.ly/1WY91Wt

 

Linda Stromberg

Surrey

Just Posted

In final State of City Address, Hepner looks back at Surrey’s evolution over 30 years

Outgoing mayor announces Director of Housing and pokes fun at her ‘media missteps’

Surrey woman’s ‘tell-all’ book meant to help those struggling with domestic violence

Second book details abusive marriage, how people failed her

Surrey district cop station closed by sewer backup

People seeking criminal records checks and other services can get help at any of the other stations

SURREY EVENTS GUIDE for Sept. 19 and beyond

Concerts, festivals, plays and more in our weekly calendar

64 cats seized from ‘bad situation’ now in BC SPCA care

The surrender is part of an ongoing animal cruelty investigation with BC SPCA Special Constable

‘Furry-tail’ ending for cat family rescued from under B.C. bridge

A special mewment for the kittens, soon to be sent to Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven

Housing slowdown forecast to cool B.C. economy

Conference Board says pipeline, trade uncertainty affecting investment

B.C. hockey product eyes shot at Olympic spot with China

Fletcher is one of 24 who travelled to Shenzhen, China for the first official Olympic dev camp.

Are you feeling lazy? That’s OK – it’s just science

UBC study shows that humans are hardwired to prefer being sloth-like

LETTER: Who do we blame for the tragedy of Marrisa Shen’s death?

The B.C. girl was killed in a Burnaby park last July

Competition tribunal to hear B.C.-based case on airline food starting in October

The competition commissioner argued Vancouver airport authority had exploited its market position

Trudeau says Canada wants to see ‘movement’ before signing revised NAFTA deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is back in Washington in search of a way to bridge divide

Seek compromise with U.S. on cannabis at border, lawyers urge Ottawa

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency sent tremors through Canada’s burgeoning cannabis sector

Most Read