January 20, 2014 MP Stephen Woodworth:
Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth from the Kitchener Centre spoke to BU students on the topic of “The End of the Age of Aquarius in Canada?” which discussed why legal recognition of the equal worth and dignity of every human being should be re-established in Canada. To read more on the event click here.
On one of the coldest nights of the year 14 BUSL members gathered to brave the cold weather in hopes of spreading joy at some of the personal care homes in Brandon. The night didn’t start off too well with our event organizer being MIA it was great to see our members come together and assume leadership roles. Despite the cold the senior citizens were so appreciative of our presence even if we were a little disorganized. The night of caroling provided not only some Christmas spirit for the elder people we visited also gave students an opportunity to celebrate the end of term. The night ended with some frozen fingers and a flat tire but nothing a Christmas movie and baked goods couldn’t fix. Thank you to everyone who braved the cold with us!
November 2013 Day of Silent Solidarity for the Unborn:
BUSL members spent the day in silence in solidarity with all of those who have been lost to abortion. According to statistics, since the abortion law was struck down in 1988 in Canada alone approximately 2,880,000 babies have lost there lives to abortion. To read more about the event check out our home page post here. While the event was shut down due to complaints that the wording in the informational brochures was offensive we were glad that people were actually reading them and taking notice of what we were doing.
September 28, 2013 Life Hike and BBQ:
BUSL joined members from Brandon Youth for Life and Life’s Vision Brandon for the Life Hike, a short 5 kilometer walk around the city. Participants held signs with varying pro-life messages, and offered their witness to life. Many passersby offered their support through honks, waves, and even some cheering. After the Life Hike, a free lunch was provided to all the Hike participants with Brandon Youth for Life offering face painting. It was a great day to celebrate life at every stage!
September 11, 2013 Club Day Tabling:
Only days after receiving official club status, Brandon University Students for Life had a tabling display set up in the mingling area, a busy campus spot, as students pass through on their way to classes. Among the dozens of other displays BUSL’s executive was excited and proud to be the first ever ratified pro-life club to be welcomed onto BU grounds. Throughout the course of the day hundreds of students passed by the club day display area, with many students and faculty stopping to chat. BUSL saw a very positive response from the campus community and feel encouraged and ready to begin spreading the pro-life message on campus.
May 14, 2013: October Baby Screening and Adoption Testimonial (Respect Life Week):
Every Life is Precious
In partnership with Life’s Vision Brandon, BUSL put on a Respect Life Week 2013 adoption themed event. October Baby is a film following the story of Hannah, a young college student on a journey to find her birth mother after learning she was adopted following a failed abortion. The movie was so moving we had to take a break before guest speaker Thamer Linklater Mager took the stage. Thamer, president of University of Winnipeg Student’s for Life, shared her adoption story which is an inspiring story of love, life, and family. The purpose of this event was to encourage everyone to seriously consider adoption as a life affirming option.
For more information on October Baby check out: http://octoberbabymovie.net/
A special thanks to Thamer and her family for coming all the way to Brandon to spend the evening with us, thank you!!
May 9, 2013: March for Life (Winnipeg):
On May 9 the March for Life took place in Winnipeg, Manitoba and several BUSL members traveled to Winnipeg to take part in the March. This year saw 850 participants, the largest March for Life in Winnipeg to date. There was an amazing amount of youth involved as members from Brandon Youth for Life, University of Winnipeg Students for Life, Eastman Youth for Life, Portage Youth for Life, University of Manitoba Students for a Culture of Life and Manitoba Youth for Life walked together for the right to life.
April 3, 2013: It’s a Girl Screening and Group Discussion:
The Three Deadliest Words in the World…It’s a Girl
Brandon University held a screening of It’s a Girl documentary and had 22 people in attendance. The documentary explores the dowry-deaths and domestic violence taking place in India today, as well as the pressure for sex determination tests and the subsequent sex-selective abortions in favor of sons. The film also analyzes China’s One Child Policy and follows the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, forced abortions and forced sterilizations by the Family Planning Police. Following the movie screening there was small group discussion. Some amazing comments came from non-members who were touched by the documentary; “After watching this, I realized just how badly we need some sort of law in Canada” stated one student.
For more information on the It’s a Girl documentary check out: www.itsagirlmovie.com
March 15, 2013: Defend Girls Creative Littering Campaign:
“It’s a Girl” should not be a DEATH SENTENCE.
Throughout the day Brandon University Students for Life members wore Defend Girls t-shirts around campus. During the free period BUSL strategically left Defend Girls resources in common areas, study rooms, and in the library. The purpose of this campaign was to inform students and faculty of the genercide taking place in Canada today, as well as call people to action. The resources have information links to support M408 as well as the Defend Girls website and social media links.
For more information on Defend Girls check out: http://defendgirls.ca/