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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 2017.

 

YWCA WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE IS OCTOBER 16-21, 2017

 

Lethbridge, AB – YWCA’s Week Without Violence™ is a week-long series of community events promoting diverse approaches to creating a violence-free world. YWCA Lethbridge & District is hosting the following events as part of Week Without Violence:

 

MONDAY, October 16, 2017

Protecting Our Children
Parents are invited to the YWCA between 9:00am-7:00pm and we’ll give them tips on keeping their
children safe with exclusive Personal Safety Plans and a FREE Child I.D. kit.

 

TUESDAY, October 17, 2017

YWise Guys Boys Conference
For the second year, boys in grades 9-12 will meet to challenge harmful ideas of manhood that can
lead to abuse; students register through their schools.

 

WEDNESDAY, October 18, 2017

Power of Being a Girl Conference™
Our annual violence-prevention conference for girls in grades 9-12 focusing on self-esteem, health
relationships, internet safety and more; students register through their schools.

 

THURSDAY, October 19, 2017

Books Build Better Brains
Free books for all pre-schoolers, as well as fun activities and snacks; YWCA from 9:30am to noon.

 

Safer Communities Information Session
Learn how to make your home safer and discourage unwanted behaviour around your property;
7:00pm at YWCA Lethbridge.

 

FRIDAY, October 20, 2017

Take Back the Night
Walk from Galt Gardens (Rotary Plaza) to YWCA to raise awareness about violence against women
and girls; gather at 6:30pm at Galt Gardens, the march starts at 7:00pm followed by free cookies
and cocoa at YWCA.

 

SATURDAY, October 21, 2017

Personal Protection Program 
Learn to evaluate and survive threatening situations; YWCA gymnasium
Ages 12-17: 9am-12:30pm; Ages 18+: 9am-4pm;
$50/person or 2 for $80; register in person at YWCA

 

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About YWCA Lethbridge & District

Since 1949, YWCA Lethbridge & District has been committed to enhancing the lives of women with programs and services that empower them, support equality and promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. The organization works to achieve positive change in the lives of women and their families by providing strong leadership & mentoring opportunities for women and girls; advocating for women with government & other stakeholders; and through the delivery of programs & services that empower women and girls and promote social & economic well-being. Part of the global YWCA movement and Imagine Canada-certified, YWCA Lethbridge & District is open to women of all ages, cultures and beliefs and is committed to the value of every human being.

 

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Lepko, Chief Executive Officer
403-329-0088  |  ceo@ywcalethbridge.org

Nancy Stuart, Development & Communications Manager
403-329-0088  |  partnerships@ywcalethbridge.org