On today’s Lunchbox in the first half of the program we had on Jon Astle from the New Brunswick Special Olympics Committee to talk about the National ‘Yellow Card’ initiative, which is a new national and annual awareness campaign to help the Nation stamp out the use of the “R”-Word. The Yellow Card Initiative takes place October 8th in Fredericton’s downtown. The group will meet at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery on Queen st. at 11AM. There volunteers will be given a yellow T-shirt as well as yellow cards to hand out downtown during the lunch hour from 12-1PM. Each yellow card has information about the hurt and damage one can do by saying the “R” word and the cards will help create awareness of the social injustice such words have in our society. The cards also include a “pledge” to no longer use the “R” word.
The Special Olympics ‘Yellow Card’ initiative is still looking for volunteers, so please get in touch by calling (506) 455-0404 and you can also find out more information on Facebook by searching for the Special Olympics Yellow card campaign.
For more information: http://www.motionball.com/yellowcard/
In the second half of the Lunchbox I was joined on air by Sarah and Phoenix from Neville and Jones house here on the UNB campus to talk about the Women in Transition House annual Bed Push, taking place October 23rd.
Starting at Officer square in downtown Fredericton. The bed will roll nonstop around Officer Square until such time that the bed will be pushed up the hill to the BMO field on the UNB Campus. The bed will be pushed the equivalent to the distance of traveling from Saint John to Fredericton.
In 2014 they raised $13,000! For more information: http://www.nevillejones.ca/history.html
There were some events to talk about and we heard music from:
Pamela Pachal – Straight Woman – http://pamelapachal.bandcamp.com/releases
Reforme – Refrome – Rest Plus Tarde – http://reforme.bandcamp.com/releases
Long Distance Runners – Pulling It Together – http://thelongdistancerunners.com/
Always Sunny in New Brunswick – Before the War – DOOM – http://itsalwayssunnyinnewbrunswick.bandcamp.com/releases