clearance polo shirts DMSCC to host first event in Bonnyville
of Bonnyville will get their chance to show their opposition to domestic violence next month as the Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre brings its first event to Bonnyville.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men march designed to show solidarity between women and women combating domestic violence. The Bonnyville march will be held on Feb. 17 with the support of the Bonnyville Jr. A Pontiacs hockey team.
The event is known throughout the world by its signature trademark, red high heel shoes that many participating men choose to wear during the marches. The wearing of high heels has been used as a fundraising tactic that helps draw awareness to the cause.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is part of an ever growing presence the Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre (DMSCC) has established in the Bonnyville area. In March of 2016, the DMSCC launched the Bonnyville Community Support Program opening 38 files within its first six months of operations. Staff with the DMSCC say that to date they helped more than 53 clients through referral programs and one on one support programs.
knew there was a need for this service in the Bonnyville area, said Susan White, director of the DMSCC. once the numbers started coming in and the program was more established it became more evident.
Staff say that the Bonnyville Community Support Program has a number of benefits, including group sessions aimed at men and women. Programs tailored for youth are also available, helping to provide healthy foundations for relationships.