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BIG HILL HAVEN RAISES AWARENESS DURING FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION MONTH

November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta, and Big Hill Haven is raising awareness through a series of events.

“The goal of Family Violence Prevention Month is to raise awareness of family violence and the resources available to help those in need as we work to end family violence,” says Big Hill Haven Chair Valerie Gilmore. “Part of Big Hill Haven’s mission is to lead our community in understanding the issues related to family violence.”


Big Hill Haven is hosting two events in November as part of the Supporting the Supporter Program, which has provided online training throughout the year. These online events include the Continuing the Conversation online action forum discussing the myths vs facts of family violence in our community and the program wrap-up and celebration with guest speaker Melody Bundt. Two other Family Violence Prevention Month events supporting Big Hill Haven are being hosted by The Social Spot Cochrane and Found Bookshop.

EVENTS


• Nov 10: Supporting the Supporters – Continuing the Conversation
Join Big Hill Haven for a free Zoom community action forum to learn the myths vs facts of family violence in our community. Local panelists will share their domestic violence experiences and explore ways to build support and awareness.


• Nov 19: Wine, Women & Well-Being Cochrane
Join Quirk Social for an empowering evening featuring keynote speaker, Stacey Foley, survivor of domestic abuse as she shares her story. The night includes wine, snacks, door prizes, and of course – sisterhood.


• Nov 22: Book Club with Cea Sunrise Person
Join the Found Bookshop Book Club to discuss the powerful memoir North of Normal with Canadian author Cea Sunrise Person.


• Nov 24: Supporting the Supporters – Celebration with Melody Bundt

The Town of Cochrane will be recognizing Family Violence Prevention Month by lighting up the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge on November 24.

For more information on Family Violence Prevention Month events in Cochrane visit bighillhaven.com.

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Written by Samantha Nickerson