Purple wave against child abuse hits Cornwall

Nick Seebruch

CORNWALL, Ontario – Vieux Duluth Cornwall hosted the Children’s Aid Society on Wednesday, Oct. 19 as they raised awareness fo the prevention of child abuse.

Students, and volunteers, all wearing purple, served guests at the restaurant, who in turn paid donations to the Children’s Aid Society.

The kids also started an open mic at around 4:30 p.m. and entertained the guests while they ate their dinner.

At 1:15 p.m. the crowd gathered at Vieux Duluth took part in their annual Breaking the Silence bag popping event.

The Boom 104.5FM was on hand to broadcast the pop, which was heard by listeners who took an active part in the event as well. This included students at Holy Trinity, 270 of whom had bags of their own to pop simultaneously at 1:15 p.m.

Supporters of the Children’s Aid Society were encouraged to login and view the bag popping live on Facebook.

This is the first year that the Children’s Aid Society held its three events, the bag popping, the wearing purple and the serving of food on the same day at the same place.

All proceeds raised by the event go to helping kids in the community go to area camps in the summer.

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