“Buying Sex Is Not A Sport” and “Buying Sex Is Not Entertainment”
Our Canadian youth is being lured by sex traffickers at some of our favourite large events every year.
Many studies have shown that there is an increase in the demand surrounding our large sporting events such as the Super Bowl, NHL Playoffs, and the Calgary Stampede.
Professional sports players such as NHL athletes and signature large entertainment events should not be marred with sex traffickers. These events are wonderful and many Canadians enjoy them every year. Sadly, Human Traffickers prepare for our large events across our country so they can make money off the most vulnerable. They groom underage youth by promising them accommodation, jewelry, and money.
Traffickers make victims feel as though they are “falling in love” with them to gain their trust. The victims feel as though they have a future together, they just have to service a few men to make some money.
“I was lured by a female sex trafficker who was working with two male sex traffickers. They lured me to Calgary with promises I could have a good job and make money for the life I dreamed about.
They locked me in a small apartment with a mattress and a blanket. They dressed me up in lingerie and paraded me through the crowd at the Calgary Stampede. Men grabbed me and called out, how much? I serviced many men that Calgary Stampede on that mattress. My traffickers made a lot of money. The door to the apartment was locked. I had no key. They fed me when they said it was time to eat.
It’s hard to forget that brutal time.”