Oct 23, 2011
Battle of the Blades dedicates this Sunday, October 23 show to the memory of James (Jamie) Hubley. Jamie was the 15 year old high school student from Ottawa who committed suicide after relentless bullying at school and online.
Jamie loved the sport of figure skating and was a member of the Glen Cairn Figure Skating Club.
His dad said, "In Grade 7 he was treated very cruelly simply because he liked figure skating over hockey."
Each of our pairs recorded a video message in tribute to Jamie where they speak from their hearts with the hope that they can bring awareness to the cruelty of bullying so that no family loses a child in this senseless way again.
All of us at Battle of the Blades send our sincere condolences to Jamie's family and friends.
The charity identified by Jamie's family is the Youth Services Bureau's Mental Health Walk-in Clinic in Ottawa.
Donation link - Youth Services Bureau's Mental Health Walk in Clinic in Ottawa
You may also leave a message for Jamie's family and friends on this Facebook page