WALK A MILE – MAY 30TH, 2018
The Wheatland Crisis Society was excited to volunteer at the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event hosted by the Big Country Anti Violence Association. Over $9000.00 was raised in pledges by the men who walked the walk on May 30th. These donations will be used by the Big Country Anti Violence Association to provide help to victims of violence and sexual assault and raise awareness.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – JUNE 20TH, 2018
The Wheatland Crisis Society would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting Wednesday June 20, 2018. Please rsvp to Brenda at email@example.com for further details.
4TH ANNUAL GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR FESTIVAL- JUNE 16TH DOWNTOWN STRATHMORE
WCS will be in attendance with an information and activity booth at the 4th Annual Get to Know Your Neighbour Festival. Come and say hi on Saturday June 16th from 10:00am-4:00pm at this fun filled and family friendly event. Cold water, freezies, seed planting and information on shelter programs will be offered free of charge all day. We look forward to seeing you there!
SIKSIKA HEALTH FAIR – JUNE 14TH DEERFOOT SPORTSPLEX
On June 14th, 2018 the annual Siksika Health Fair will be held at the Deerfoot Sportsplex on Siksika Nation. This event showcases to Siksika and surrounding communities the variety of health and wellness services available. WCS will be in attendance with a booth highlighting shelter programming and supporting individuals with information surrounding family abuse and safety planning. Make sure to stop by for a fun and educational day filled with well-known guest speakers, prizes, booths and refreshments.
CREAM CAN ROAD TRIP – ONGOING FOR 2017 & 2018
We are excited to announce that $7820.00 was raised from November 2016 through October 2017 by our cream cans road trip around Strathmore. Thank you to Sobeys, Home Hardware, Lynn Woods Law Office, Harvest Financial/Hillcrest Insurance, Gregory Harriman & Associates, Real Deals on Home Decor, Prairie Paws Dog Grooming, Murray Chrysler Dodge Strathmore, Back to Good Whole Foods Market & Deli and NV Hair & Body Studio.
This is a new program where 12 businesses can sign up to host the cream can for one month (or more) and collect as many donations as possible during the hosting period. “Travelling” starts for the year in November and the cream can relocates on the 1st of each month. Each business receives recognition on our Facebook page and our website. The business who raises the most funds during their month will receive special recognition, seating at our annual fall fundraiser and best of all BRAGGING RIGHTS! Be sure to follow our Facebook page to get the latest details on the cream cans location and how you can help out!
If your business is interested in hosting the cream can we want to hear from you! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403 934 6634 for more details on how to participate.
RED ROSE CAMPAIGN – December 6
The Rose Campaign is a national advocacy campaign to end violence against women and girls. Each year YWCA Canada’s Rose Campaign to end violence against women and girls highlights what we can all do to make their lives safer. The Rose Campaign is named for the rose button that commemorated the murder of 14 young women at Montréal’s l’École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989, and called on Canadians to first mourn, and then work for change.
Actions you can take every day:
• Be kind and respectful in your daily life.
• Speak up about violence in your community and in your school.
• Don’t bully and don’t ignore bullying – abuse comes in many forms.
• Support Gay Straight Alliances to make your school safer for your LGBTQ schoolmates.
• Watch your language – what’s funny to you might be hurtful to someone else.
• Don’t let it ride, when you know something wrong is going on, name it.
25th ANNIVERSARY FALL GALA – Saturday October 28th – THANK YOU!
Our 2017 25th Anniversary Fall Gala Fundraiser was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who attended, donated, purchased auction items, and bought raffle tickets. Visit the Our Supporters page for a full list of who helped families impacted by abuse.