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April updates from Howe Sound Women's Centre Society

Men: Join us in the journey to end violence

Written by Kelsey Rose, Howe Sound Women's Centre Society

We are often asked by men how they can support the work we do at the Women's Centre.  The first opportunity we point to is our annual event, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, coming up in Whistler April 20th.  This march gives men the chance to take a visible stand against violence by literally walking in women's shoes to raise much needed funds for the Women's Centre, and to show the Sea to Sky community takes violence prevention seriously. 

But Walk a Mile is just one day a year.  The question then becomes, how can men act as allies in the struggle to end violence all year long, in more subtle ways than walking through Whistler or Squamish in red pumps?  Read more here.  

 

Thanks and Thanks!

Celebrating National Volunteer Week April 6 - 12

Did you know Canada has 13.3 million volunteers?  The Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, calls Canada a smart and caring nation.  "It's our dedication to community involvement that has given us that reputation at home and around the globe."

The Howe Sound Women's Centre Society is celebrating this spirit of giving with National Volunteer Week April 6 through 12, 2014
.  Read more here. 

 

The Clothesline Project

The Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society presents The Clothesline Project, an annual campaign also focused on raising awareness about the issue of violence against women. The project will take place during Prevention of Violence Against Women Week April 13 – 19. Members of the community are invited to drop by the Squamish & Whistler Public Libraries throughout the week to design t-shirts with words or images that represent their personal beliefs, understanding or experiences of violence against women. The t-shirts will remain on display for the duration of the week. T-shirts and art supplies will be provided. Drop in times will be announced at a later date.

 

Internet and Smartphone Safety for Parents and Caregivers

We are partnering with TELUS to bring free tips, tools and training for parents, caregivers and community members on Internet and Smartphone safety and security through the TELUS Wise program. This training addresses a critical need for timely, informative and relevant information of smartphone adoption and Internet use, particularly with children and teens.
 
Join us for this free training session at the Squamish Public Library on Thursday, April 3 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.



Pearl’s Value & Vintage Selected as Finalist for Social Enterprise Heroes!

Pearl’s Value & Vintage is one of three social enterprises participating in this year’s Social Enterprise Heroes in B.C. Social Enterprise challengers will face off in Vancouver in front of a team of judges and a live audience for the chance to receive close to $50,000 in expert consultant time and grants. The competition takes place April 16, and is preceded by a social enterprise Day of Learning.
 
Come out and cheer us on!   Read More Here.

 

The Feminine Path to Wellbeing: Words of Wisdom from Helen Croza

In our next Squamish Women Connecting event, Helen Croza will be discussing the Feminine Path to Well-being: how to have a healthy relationship with food, your body, & yourself.
 
Date: Thursday, April 24
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Howe Sound Brewing Co. - Garibaldi Room
 
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit our website at www.hswc.ca


Self Defense Workshop in Whistler

Sea to Sky Women’s Health Network is pleased to announce a Women's Self Defense Workshop with the fierce and talented Sami Gustafson.

This FREE event takes place Thursday, April 16 at the Whistler Public Library from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

To register, contact us by phone at 604-962-8711.
 
Our thanks to TELUS and Whistler Public Library for their support of the Sea to Sky Women’s Health Network!

 

Your generous donation improves the lives of women and children in our community.
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
Celebrating Volunteers
The Clothesline Project
TELUS WISE Training
Social Enterprise Heroes
Squamish Women Connecting
Women's Health Network
Give the gift of time!
Volunteer opportunities available.
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