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Elsie Morden honoured with recognition by Shaw

Elsie Morden is a singer and motivation speaker touring schools across Canada with an anti-bullying message. She is based in Port Williams.
Elsie Morden is a singer and motivation speaker touring schools across Canada with an anti-bullying message. She is based in Port Williams.

PORT WILLIAMS, NS – The founder of the No Time for That Anti Bullying Society, Elsie Morden, has been named one of Shaw Communication's 50 Outstanding Canadians.  

Shaw celebrated Canada 150 by recognizing outstanding people and organizations who, each and every day, make a positive difference in their community, their city, and their country. As part of this initiative, Shaw is providing Morden with a $1,500 grant.
Morden says she is incredibly honoured by the recognition.
She will performing occasionally this summer at the Edible Art Café in Greenwich. Otherwise, she says she is planning her fall tour of schools.
Growing up, severe and relentless school bullying was a regular occurrence for Morden. Despite the overwhelming hard times, she refused to bow to defeat.
During her senior year of high school in 2012, Morden created the ‘No Time for That’ tour presentation, which is still offered to schools across Canada free of charge. Through these school presentations, she tells her stories and experiences, and performs the songs that she has written which all relate to bullying, mental health awareness, and how to overcome tough times.
Morden talks about what it's like living with mental illness, explaining that it doesn't define her.
"I've learned that it's okay not to be okay. Yes, I have some really bad days, but I also have really good days, and those good days are the days worth fighting for.”
She stresses that positivity is key and so is self-love, explaining to kids the importance of focusing on the positive and to not let people or things bring you down. So far, Morden has visited almost 500 schools across Canada with the tour.
She says, "I know how alone, misunderstood, and hurt I felt when I was being bullied, and I also know that there are thousands of others feeling the exact same way I did. No one deserves to feel that way."
"Every person has the potential to offer something great to their community and to the world, which is why it's so important to not let bullying and the stigma surrounding mental illness prevent them from making a positive contribution," says Morden.
"Thank you Shaw for helping the No Time for That Anti-Bullying Society continue to make a difference, change the lives of Canadian youth, and create more outstanding Canadians."
 

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