Superstar Shania Twain visits Surrey school kids

News Talk 980 - Vancouver, BC
By Marcella Bernardo
June 8, 2015

One of the world’s most famous entertainers was in Surrey today to share some of her wealth with children who, like her, didn’t start out with much.

Shania Twain has a charity to help disadvantaged kids, and Surrey is now the sixth school district to benefit from the ‘Shania Kids Can’ Program.

“So we know that we’ve got five years of guaranteed support with this program. What’s going to happen here is these kids are going to get support like they’ve never had before. They’re going to get supports…whether it’s nutrition…basically, they’re all going to have different needs.”

The Timmins, Ontario native went on to tell a group of children gathered at a school in Surrey she used to get bullied for showing up at school with dirty hair.

She wants them to ignore the bullies in their lives.

LISTEN: Shania reflects on her disadvantaged childhood, and give the kids one piece of advice: