Big Kahuna Athletes Against Bullying Canadian Tour - Be A Game Changer  #BKAABTour

The Athletes Against Bullying Alliance is extremely excited to announce that we have partnered up with Big Kahuna Sports Co. to put on The Big Kahuna Athletes Against Bullying Canadian Tour - Be A Game Changer.

 The tour will involve AAB traveling across Canada visiting High Schools in each of the following cities; Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto and Hamilton.

 Assembling the Student-Athletes and Coaches from the schools sports teams. AAB will be staging a one(1) hour presentation discussing the issues of bullying in today's society and ways in which athletes can and must be influential and positive role models to other youth. Teamed with our Elite Athletes, AAB's Leadership team will tell personal stories, state facts & figures on bullying and display the enormous and often deadly effects of bullying. Then, our team will build up the athletes and empower them with the comfort and confidence they must have to be a positive influence in the hallways and social groups at their school. 

 

 

 

 

 November 15th in Regina, SK: Michael A. Riffle High School & Thom Collegiate 

    Athlete Ambassadors:

John Tokar: AAB President & Founder and former athlete for the University of Regina Rams and NCAA Minot State Beavers Baseball. 

Scott Cummine: Scott is a Professional Strongman from Regina, Saskatchewan. Scott represented Canada at the World's Strongest Man Competition in Sanya, China in 2013 and Los Angeles, USA in 2014. Scott is also the 4x reining Western Canada's Strongest Man. 

Aimee Kowolski: Quarterback for Team Captain Woman's Tackle Football Program and Offensive Player of the Year for Regina Riot. Former Soccer Star at Iowa Wesleyan College and First Team Academic All American for the Galveston College women's softball team.

Bret Haacke:Professional Muay Thai Fighter and Mixed Martial Artist - Recently Ranked #2 in Canada. Renowned Muay Thai Coach.

Some thoughts from the day in Regina:

"We can not thank you enough for taking the time to come out  to Thom. Your message was so powerful and very encouraging. Thank you for the positive influence you have on our youth." - Teacher at Thom Collegiate

"Thanks again for coming out on Friday. I have had numerous students come talk to me after the presentation on Friday, and today, and give such positive feedback and honestly feeling so encouraged after the presentation."  - Teacher at Thom Collegiate

 "Just wanted to thank you, and the rest of the team once again. The presentation was so powerful and the students are lucky to have heard from such positive and influential individuals." - Teacher at Thom Collegiate 

 

 December 6th in Saskatoon, SK: Aden Bowman Collegiate

 Athlete Ambassadors:

John Tokar: AAB President & Founder and former athlete for the University of Regina Rams and NCAA Minot State Beavers Baseball. 

Scott Cummine: Scott is a Professional Strongman from Regina, Saskatchewan. Scott represented Canada at the World's Strongest Man Competition in Sanya, China in 2013 and Los Angeles, USA in 2014. Scott is also the 4x reining Western Canada's Strongest Man.

David Rybinski: Former Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman with the Regina Thunder, Canada West All-Star and 1st Team All Canadian for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies and former Saskatchewan Roughrider.

Emma Hicks: All-Star Linebacker with the Regina Riot Woman's Tackle Football program and Linebacker for the Canadian National Team. 

 

January 17th in Vancouver, BC: Hugh Boyd Secondary School & McMath Secondary School 

*** Watch the Tour LIVE from Hugh Boyd Secondary School on January 17th at 11:30 Vancouver Time, 1:30pm SK Time! *** #BKAABTour 

Click here for the Live Link!   

 

Athlete Ambassadors:

Will Loftus: Former CFL Star Safety for the Montreal Alouettes and Edmonton Eskimos. William played 11 seasons in the CFL and was a two-time Grey Cup Champion.

Angela Lancaster: Member of the Canadian National Field Hockey Team. Angela is a former member of the University of Guelph field hockey team where she earned All-Canadian Status as well as team MVP in her 4th year. She has also competed for the Indoor Canadian Team numerous times including the 2010 Pan Am games in Venezuela.

Kate Gillis: At age 17, Kate joined the Canadian National Field Hockey Team and has participated in a number of major competitions such as the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India and the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Kate was also named the CanWest league leading scorer and most valuable player while playing for the National Champion UBC Thunderbirds.

Carolyn Thomas: Racing since she was 11 years old, Carolyn has competed in Vancouver Island to the Okanagan Valley and now into Washington State. Racing against men twice her age, Carolyn has won many first place trophies, holds the 2nd fastest time at the Richard Petty Racing School in Las Vegas and recently was named Rookie of the Year and finished Top 5th in points at South Sound Speedway.

Phillip Orcic: Phillip is a 17 year old Formula 3 racing driver who started his racing career at the age of 8. After winning several junior championships at his local club he went on to win the Junior Tag World Championship and second place in New Castle, Indiana in 2005. Phillip was the series winner at the 2008 Gatorz Rotax Challenge, a series that hosts racing events across Southern California. Qualifying him to race in the World Finals in Egypt.

Dustin Luther: Member of the Prairie Wolf Pack in the BC Rugby League and Former University of Regina Ram.

 

 February 28th in Red Deer, AB: Glendale Sciences & Technology School 

 Athlete Ambassadors:

John Tokar: AAB President & Founder and former athlete for the University of Regina Rams and NCAA Minot State Beavers Baseball.

Chris Spring: Christopher Spring is a driver on the Canadian National Bobsled Team who has competed since 2008. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, he competed for his country of birth, Australia and just recently competed for Team Canada Bobsleigh at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

Tegan Schroeder: Defensive Star for the Calgary Inferno of the CWHL. Former member of the NCAA Division I - Clarkson University Golden Knights.

Robert Dunn: At 18 years old, Robert is already three years into his career as a professional Ski Cross racer. At 16 he made his intercontinental racing debut at the under 21 world champions, where he placed 6th. This up and coming racer is on the Alberta Ski Cross team, and trains out of Calgary, Alberta.

 

 March 21st in Edmonton, AB: Spruce Avenue Junior High School

Athlete Ambassadors:

John Tokar: AAB President & Founder and former athlete for the University of Regina Rams and NCAA Minot State Beavers Baseball.

Jonathan Crompton: Jonathan Crompton is an American football quarterback who is currently a member of the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Gord Hinse: Offensive Lineman for the Edmonton Eskimos and former Canada West All-Star with the University of Alberta Golden Bears.

 

May 2nd in Hamilton, ON: Beamsville District Secondary School

Athlete Ambassadors:

John Tokar: AAB President & Founder and former athlete for the University of Regina Rams and NCAA Minot State Beavers Baseball.

Bakari Grant: Bakari Grant is the team leading wide receiver for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Bakari played college football at UC Davis.

Brandon Boudreaux: Brandon Boudreaux is an CFL All-Star Defensive End for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Tiger-Cats as a free agent in 2012. He played high school football for the Auburn High School Tigers and College Football for the Troy Trojans.

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