Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society Updates

 

AUGUST ENEWSLETTER

Women’s Wisdom

Women’s Wisdom – A Collective Experience of Nature, Art and Expression is a free offering made possible through the Howe Sound Women’s Centre with the support of the Aidan Oloman Fund.  This program will run for the month of September on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am-2:30pm, facilitated by Heidi Neilsen and Sarah Manwaring Jones. Activities include nature walks, top rope climbing, art, poetry, movement and silence, bringing in the elemental themes of Water, Air, Earth and Fire and how they present in our lives.

Applications are due by Thursday August 24. There is space for 10 participants in the program. Applications can be picked up at the Women’s Centre (38021 Third Avenue, Squamish).

Save the Date   

Our 9 annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will be on Saturday September 23, 2017 at O’Siyam Pavilion Park, Squamish. Registration is at 10:30am, the walk starts at 11:00am. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international movement to end violence against women. Men are encouraged to gather pledges and bring awareness about the issue of violence against women as they prepare for the big day in which they will march a symbolic mile in high heel shoes! All proceeds support programs of Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society. High heel shoes are provided.

Event waiver, registration and pledge forms are available at www.hswc.ca/walkamile.

Donations Needed 

At our Women’s Drop-In Centre, we strive to have basic necessities on site for women accessing our services. We rely heavily on community donations to make this possible. We are in need of the following items at our Squamish location:

  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Menstrual products
  • Hairbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • New underwear (all sizes)

    Donations can be dropped off at the Women’s Centre (38021 Third Avenue, Squamish) Monday-Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm. Every gift, born in the same place in the heart, has our gratitude.

 

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde