Anaphe, we hear the word all over the school. Anaphe. What
A man named Sheldon Kennedy is at the top of the Anaphe chain.
When he was sixteen, Kennedy was sexually abused by his coach,
Graham James, over 300 times, once at gunpoint.
Kennedy went on to become a NHL player but he remained silent
about the events of his past life. However, in 1997, he decided
to speak up. He wanted to be heard and he wanted other kids who
had been abused to speak up also.
Kennedy began a skate across Canada and as people started
to follow, he began to work towards his ultimate goal -- to raise
money for a 400 acre camp in British Columiba where abused kids
could come to recover.
a poem by Rudee Hastie
Why does it have to be this way?
Every night in bed I pray.
I could not.
In my mind I slipped away.
It's help I need,
And it's help I got.
Finally, I told myself I'll be happy,
At a special ranch called Anaphe.