To This Day Project

About the Author

Shane Koyczan is a 36 year old award winning Canadian poet, author and performer. Co-founder of Spoken Word, Talk Rock Trio, and Tons of Fun University, he has participated in different T.V and Film projects in the past. Koyczan’s “We Are More” poem commissioned by the Canadian Tourism Commission, was unveiled at Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on July 2007, and performed a variation on this piece at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver in fron of 60,000 people.

Lately he has gained notoriety thanks to his “To This Day Project“, an animated video of one of his poems that talks about bullying, a subject that he is no stranger to.

About the Project

This animated piece is the result of a group of individuals coming together and binding their talents in an expression of solidarity and compassion. On his website, Koyczan confesses being humbled by the efforts of those who selflessly gave their time and committed themselves to bring out his message.

Koyczan’s experience with violence in school is reminiscent throughout his life and he has found a way to help himself by standing to face the problem. The result?  A beautiful and moving piece of animation that explores bullying experiences, depression and abuse.

I wrote “To This Day”, a spoken word poem, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual. Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. We can give them a starting point… A message that will have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying.”


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