As part of the 16 Days of Activism, we held a draw at our December meeting for Gift Baskets with the proceeds going to Halton Women’s Place. We also had a ceremony naming the victims of the Ecole Polytechnique Massacre.
On December 6th, CFUW Peterborough held a vigil on the steps of City Hall. During the ceremony, Mayor Jeff Leal presented President Carol Sproule with a Proclamation recognizing December 6th as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and declaring intimate partner violence to be an epidemic in their community. Read the complete article in the Peterborough Examiner here.
CFUW Welland & District
Demonstrating the power of community partnerships, CFUW Welland & District was involved with several events in their community and the Niagara region for the 16 Days of Activism, including Wrapped in Courage flag raisings in 11 towns and cities, and three illuminations on November 25th: Niagara Falls from 10 to 10:15 p.m.; the Port Colborne Town Hall cupola at dusk; and the Welland Main St. Bridge at dusk. The Club also created red dress displays in various locations in Welland, Pelham, Port Colborne and Wainfleet, to acknowledge gender-based violence against MMIWG2S+, to remember those who have died, and to honour those who survived and their families. Read the complete article in My Niagara Online here.