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Local community organisations, businesses, emergency services and schools are supporting the City of Canterbury Bankstown’s annual White Ribbon Tug O’ War Cup.
The event, to be held on Friday 24 November at the John Mackay Indoor Sports Centre, will feature a number of local teams taking part to make a stand on violence against women.
One of these teams includes local bus company, Transdev, which will promote the White Ribbon Campaign by advertising the message on 20 of its buses during the month of November.
Transdev’s Acting Managing Director, Mark McKenzie, said the company will put forward its five strongest bus drivers to compete in the Cup.
"This is the third year we have supported the White Ribbon Tug O’ War Cup and we are proud to partner with Council to promote such a worthy cause on our buses," he said.
"White Ribbon Day is a cause that Transdev employees can really get behind and support, not only in the workplace, but in our communities."
More than 20 teams took park in last year’s Cup and, so far, five local schools have registered to compete in the school category this year.
Mayor, Khal Asfour, said the White Ribbon Campaign was about recognising the positive role men can play in preventing violence against women.
"It fosters and encourages male leadership in the prevention of violence against women," Mayor Asfour said.
"I would like to encourage men, who are strong enough to put an end to this violence, to register for this year’s Cup."
Teams of up to five men can participate in the Tug O’ War Cup, which is being held between noon and 2.30pm on Friday 24 November.
Competitors will be provided with a barbecue lunch, in exchange for a gold coin donation, which will go towards White Ribbon Australia.
8/03/2018 10:02 AM