Monthly Archives: April 2017

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Grey Bruce Labour Council President Kevin Smith and the Grey Bruce Labour Council Team, Kevin plus Dave Trumble and Jeff Cronin with Jeff’s son Zack. Happy to do our part to add to the fund raising total for the event. Congrats to everyone. We raised awareness and altogether the event raised nearly $20,000.oo for the vital services supplied by Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey. Nobody fell, but a few close calls.

http://whsbg.on.ca/are-you-man-enough

On May 28th, 2017 in Port Elgin at the Queen’s Bar & Grill, an ever-increasing number of men are joining in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® campaign to speak out against rape, sexual assault and gender violence towards women. The annual event provides a unique and fun opportunity to bring attention to a very serious subject, raise money for the local Women’s shelters and be part of an international movement to end violence against women.  Registration will start at noon with the opening ceremonies beginning at 1 pm.

One in every four women is abused. That means someone you know, someone you care about, has been or may become a victim of abuse. It may be your mother, your sister, your friend, one of your employees/co-workers or your daughter. Seventy-five percent of Canadian men feel it is important to speak out against gender based violence. Many are doing so through the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, not just talking the talk, but walking the walk donning red high-heeled shoes.

Your local women’s shelter needs your help.  Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey (WHSBG) is a high-security shelter for abused women and their children. We never close, provide emergency and short term shelter, counseling and support free of charge.

Monies raised from Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® ensure shelter services always remain open 24/7 and free of charge.

If you are wanting to “walk the walk, and talk the talk,” you will find  links to the Walker’s Form and the Pledge Sheet.  Please fill out the Walker’s Form, for yourself as an individual or for your team, and send to bcadmin@whsbg.on.ca.  The next step is to start collecting pledges and having great conversations about how you will end violence against women!

2017 Walk a Mile Info Sheet

2017 Walkers Form

2017 Walk a Mile Pledge Sheet

 

 

Here are the men “Walking the Walk” on May 28, 2017!

Paul Harding

I am walking in support of ending violence against women.  It is imperative that men continue to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in solidarity with all women affected by violence and to continuously speak out about how violence against women is unacceptable in any form.

Paul Harding Photo

Grey Bruce Labour Council

Kevin Smith, Dave Trumble and Jeff Cronin of the Grey Bruce Labour Council will be walking as a team again this year to raise funds and awareness of violence against women.

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To support any of our walkers with online pledges, please visit our Canada Helps donation site! 

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Grey Gables and Long Term Care in Grey County is under attack!Rally

Grey Gables and Long Term Care in Grey County is under attack!
Help Stop Privatization… P3’s……Closure…….selling Public Assets
A Rally is being held in Markdale at the Grey Gables site to bring awareness to the issues. Please come out with family and help us to get the message out.
Time – 1 pm to 7 pm Friday
Please note that any amount of time you can provide please come and show the community that we are supporting them in this fight for Public Services.