PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. – Dozens of people gathered in Port Coquitlam on Sunday for the first annual Bikes Against Bullies rally in honour of Amanda Todd.
Organizer Tneesa Tyerman says about 50 bikers took part in the event to raise awareness and funds for the Amanda Todd Legacy Fund, which pays for educational initiatives to stop bullying.
Tyerman says she hopes the event helps people realize that no one is ever alone, and there are resources out there to help.
She says many in the community still feel the sting of the 15-year-old’s suicide last year.
The young girl that rally organizers refer to as “Princess Snowflake” committed suicide after she was the victim of online sexual exploitation and bullying.
Todd became the tragic face of cyberbullying for a haunting video she posted online that described her ordeal. (News1130-The Canadian Press)