Last year, the students from Robert Bateman Secondary’s dance performance class presented Secret Path: Road to Reconciliation. This year, the class presents BPD: Beautiful, Persevering, Dauntless on Jan. 11. Abbotsford News file photo

Students’ dance performance addresses mental illness

Robert Bateman Secondary students present show on Jan. 11

The dance performance class at Robert Bateman Secondary hosts an event titled BPD: Beautiful, Persevering, Dauntless on Friday, Jan. 11.

The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Abbotsford Community Arts Addition (2329 Crescent Way), and admission will be by donation.

The students are presenting the performance to help bring awareness to mental health and wellness, and to help destigmatize mental illness.

The performance will focus specifically on borderline personality disorder.

The event was inspired by Nissa Wellman, who shared her story with the class and who will be the guest speaker.

She will offer insights into the challenges people might face when dealing with mental health issues, how they can move forward, and how we can work together as a community to support those struggling with mental illness.

All proceeds go to the school’s dance program. Contact the school office at 604-864-0220 for more information.

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