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.
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.
CANADA DAY DUNK TANK – KINSMEN PARK
Thanks to everyone who stopped by and donated at the Dunk Tank. Here are a few photos of the fun! The final tally was $532. Thanks to our ‘dunkees’ and donors for helping families in our care.