DECEMBER ENEWSLETTER

National Day of Remembrance and Action on VAW – December 6
On December 6, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, we remember the 14 women killed at Polytechnique Montréal by an act of violent misogyny. 

  • Geneviève Bergeron
  • Hélène Colgan
  • Nathalie Croteau
  • Barbara Daigneault
  • Anne-Marie Edward
  • Maud Haviernick
  • Maryse Laganière
  • Maryse Leclair
  • Anne-Marie Lemay
  • Sonia Pelletier
  • Michèle Richard
  • Annie St-Arneault
  • Annie Turcotte
  • Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz

This year, rather than gathering, we will be sharing a vigil video on our website and social media channels to honour their memory and invite you to light a candle in remembrance on December 6.   

As we mourn all lives lost to gender-based violence, we reaffirm our commitment to take action to prevent and address gender-based violence. 

Our deepest thanks to Roshan Beaven for producing this tribute. 

Supported Pathways 
A newly launched pilot project called “Supported Pathways” is now available to local sexual assault survivors who disclose at any location in the area of Squamish, including Squamish General Hospital.

Specialized Resource Workers are available from 9:00am to 9:00pm by text or calling Monday through Saturdays on this dedicated number: 604.389.9168.

Project coordinator Shannon Cooley Herdman explains, “An essential aspect of Supportive Pathways will be helping our clients feel empowered as they consider all the next steps available so they can make informed choices, and are more likely to achieve long-term attachment to follow-up resources.”

Ways to Give this Holiday Season 
Wanting to support families in our community this holiday season? Consider filling a bag, backpack, or purse with essential items, sponsor a holiday hamper, or supplement needed items for our community closet like toiletries, toques, mitts, warm socks and grocery gift cards. Contact our Drop In Centre in Squamish (604-892-5748) or Whistler (604-962-8711) for more information.   

Zumba  
To support community connection and wellness virtual Zumba classes will be offered every Friday for women starting December 4 from 10:00am- 11:00am. Email msidhu@hswc.ca for the zoom link. 

“Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” -Rosa Parks

 
 
 
 

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