Khan holding Candlelight Vigil in Calgary, Feb. 1

University of Lethbridge alumnus Manwar Khan (BSc '07) is holding a Candlelight Vigil on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Calgary Municipal Complex Plaza Space as he continues to campaign against bullying and violence.

Manwar Khan believes we can all play a part in stemming bullying and violence.

"We will be gathering in front of the Calgary Municipal Complex Plaza to show our support for every known and unknown victim of bullying and violence in Alberta," says Khan, who witnessed a violent attack on an Edmonton LRT train in December 2012. It led to the death of one man and the incarceration of another.

"This vigil will ensure that kids who were bullied to death across Canada are not forgotten, and empower bystanders to step in when they witness bullying and violence," adds Khan. "We want to show the world that we Albertans do care; we will not keep quiet, and will continue our fight against bullying and violence.

Khan established a series of anti-bullying rallies in the summer of 2013, holding events in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge. He has vowed to continue to represent victims of bullying and to try and stem the onset of violence so that it does not persist in society.

"It is a distressing fact that bullying occurs on the schoolyard. It is even more distressing to know that this continues on among adults in environments such as the workplace," he says. "I believe firmly that it is a matter of great importance to teach our children that bullying is simply not acceptable in our society if we are to achieve safety and happiness for all."