Domestic Violence Reports Up 87%
In January 2014 the Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society received information that Squamish RCMP saw a 87% increase in the number of reports of domestic violence(1) between 2012 and 2013. For the Sea to Sky Corridor as a whole, reports of domestic violence were up 46%.
At the same time these increases were occurring, the District of Squamish was suggesting the Squamish RCMP, among other public serving agencies, find a way to maintain or even cut their current operating budgets. For the RCMP this meant the possibility of no longer having funding for operation of their Victim Services program. The annual operating budget for Victim Services is less than $25,000 and the services offered through this program are provided free of charge to the public. Their services are not just related to domestic violence; other services include but are in no way limited to notifying families of the death of loved ones, and working with victims of crime. Read more here.
Squamish Women Connecting
Last chance to get your tickets for our Squamish Women Connecting event on February 6!
Our special guest speaker Michelle Pammenter Young will draw on her own profound and inspiring experiences to share how you can make big changes in your financial health.
Michelle will show you how to:
- Create a solid financial plan that empowers you to reach your personal and professional goals
- Get out of debt AND protect your most important assets, such as your family, your home, and your income
- Start saving NOW to make your dream retirement a reality
Thursday, February 6 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at the offices of Borins & van der Ree LLP:
Unit 43, 40137 Government Road, Squamish, BC.
(Parking is limited. Overflow parking available on Government Road)
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online or by visiting the Howe Sound Women's Centre.
Whistler Yoga Classes
Yoga continues at the Whistler Women's Centre with classes now running every Thursday morning from 9:30 - 10:30. Please join us at the Whistler Drop-in Centre at 1519 Spring Creek Drive. All women of all ability levels are encouraged to drop in for classes ranging from Flow to Restorative, and occasionally including unique guest teachers offering styles such as Chi-Gong and Sound Meditation. Women's Centre Yoga is offered by donation, with mat use and childcare included.
(Note: Childcare is offered in a separate space in the same building; no need to pre-register).
This program is made possible by female yoga instructors donating their time. If you are interested in joining our team of inspired instructors, or would like to receive monthly yoga updates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 962-8711.