VIDEO: Langley Rivermen putting bullying on ice

People are invited to paint messages of suport, compassion, and kindness on ice Wednesday night.

Langley Rivermen are putting bullying on ice this week.

Ahead of the annual Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 28, the Langley’s junior A hockey team is doing something special to support anti-bullying.

The public is being invited to put their mark on the ice at George Preston Recreation Centre Wednesday night.

While the arena has painted specific messages in the ice in the past, this will be the first time the public is invited to participate.

They’re going to be provided the tools and invited to paint anti-bullying message of support, compassion, kindness, or empathy on the ice, said rec centre supervisor Keith Holloway.

The public painting event takes place this Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Then, another coat of clear ice will be applied, in advance of the Rivermen’s final home games on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25.

The Rivermen play at The Lodge, in the George Preston Recreation Centre at 20699 42nd Ave.

There is a cost to participate in the painting party. It’s $10 per person, and it includes a ticket to one of the two weekend games. Saturday, they play against Merritt at 7 p.m., and Sunday against Prince George at 2 p.m.

Ahead of that, they’re playing thieir final away game of the season on Friday, Feb 23 in Coquitlam.

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