Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre Creates a Fresh New Way to Lend a Voice to Youth about Abuse
Students in rural Manitoba took part in a discussion about abuse while learning
the process of video production from Los Angeles trained producer
For Immediate Release – June 3, 2014 (Winnipeg, MB) – A group of 15 students in Gladstone are taking part in an original project administrated by Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre.
Popular Canadian recording artists Keith and Renee heard about the project and were eager offer their track Surprise Yourself and appear in the music video.
“As soon as we heard about this project we knew we wanted to get involved, it is such a modern approach to a very important issue,” says Keith Macpherson of Keith and Renee.
Using the lyrics of the song and messages developed by the students, producer and director Jeremy Johnson, created a video that features students from William Morton Collegiate Institute (WMCI) in Gladstone. This video will carry a powerful message to youth though social media across Canada and will be used to inspire, educate and spark discussion around the issue of abuse in relationships.
“We are so proud of this innovative, multi-faceted concept where we can give a voice to young people about healthy relationships, as well as give them a platform to develop media messaging and video production skills. We can’t wait to launch the completed video on June 10th,” says Joyce Schrader, Executive Director, Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre.
Date: June 10, 2014
Location: Portage Credit Union Centre – Rotary Multipurpose Meeting Room