November 25th to December 10th.
November 25th – 1:00 to 2:00 PM Campaign Kick-Off at the Hall
Join us for a short introduction to The Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence Global Initiative, pick up your purple ribbon and more information about how to get involved, decorate (and enjoy) a cookie, engage in conversation over a beverage. This is a family friendly event. Let’s get together as a community and show our commitment to addressing this significant issue.. see you there!
Throughout the Sixteen Days, please engage with our posts and stories, and the links and podcasts shared. Make sure you are following us on your fave social media platform(s)! Add your voice to the conversation and share the ways you are being part of the solution to end gender-based violence. Use the hashtag #16Days
December 2nd – Visit the Sixteen Days table at the Artisan Fair
Visit us at the Sixteen Days table at the Artisan Fair and purchase some Chai Tea or join us for a Holiday cocktail at the Community Potluck that night.$6 each or 4 tickets for $20 – all proceeds from tea and cocktails sales will be donated to the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters
December 3rd – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
RELAX & RESTORE: YOGA FOR WOMEN & GENDER DIVERSE FOLKS
Join certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) Mel Wilk for a 1-hour yoga class focused on restorative poses and flows to relax and connect with the body and breath. Tea and time to connect will follow the class. As part of the Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, this class is raising funds for the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS). Suggested donation $10+.
- Please bring an exercise or yoga mat and a pillow.
- Wear clothing that is comfortable and you can easily move in (i.e. sweatpants, leggings, shorts, etc.)
Yoga is for everyone. No prior experience is necessary and there are no expectations for you to be flexible or to move your body in a certain way. Positions and techniques can be adapted to work for everyone.
December 6th – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.
Wear a White Ribbon on this day and remember the 14 women murdered at Polytechnique Montreal in 1989. On this day, we mourn their loss, remember their lives, and reaffirm our commitment to fight the hatred that led to this tragedy, and the misogyny that still exists today.