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Mobilizing Festival Goers in Sexual Assault Prevention

Written By: Lynnaea Le Drew, HSWC Support Worker It’s music festival season, and over 35 000 people are expected daily at the Squamish Valley Music Festival, August 8-10. Considerable preparation and planning by festival organizers has gone into ensuring the festival...

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Why does she stay?

Written by Shannon Cooley Herdman   The HSWC Society acknowledges abuse occurs in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships, and as documented in the 2013 Statistics Canada publication, Measuring Violence Against Women; Statistical Trends, in a small...

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Annual General Meeting

  The Howe Sound Women's Centre Society is holding its Annual General Meeting Wednesday, June 25 at 6 pm at the Squamish Adventure Centre: 38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish, BC   Please join us to learn more about what we do, become a member, and vote for our new...

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Menopause Redefined

Written by Joey Christensen, Guest Blogger There are many factors that will influence your experience with menopause and when it comes to matters of the reproductive system, every woman must be treated individually. We can set our body up to win if we ensure a...

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Recipe for Self-Care

Written by Tara Dudley, Howe Sound Women's Centre Volunteer   We’ve all been there. At the end of a long day, you treat yourself to a relaxing evening and late night romantic comedy. Or at 6am when your alarm goes off and you bury yourself between the covers...

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THANKS AND THANKS

  Written by Pam Ivan, Manager, Pearl’s Value & Vintage Did you know Canada has 13.3 million volunteers? The Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, calls Canada a smart and caring nation. “It’s our dedication to community involvement that...

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Men: Join Us in the Journey to End Violence

  Written by Kelsey Rose, Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society We are often asked by men how they can support the work we do at the Women’s Centre. The first opportunity we point to is our annual event, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, coming up in Whistler April 20, 2014....

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We Are Women.

Written by Tamara Dudley We are women. We come from a long line of beautiful, courageous women; our mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, and lost gone ancestors. We come from a history of oppression, discrimination, and inequality; fighting for freedom; fighting...

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Vagina Monologues: A Reflection

Written by Tamara Dudley   “I’ll bet you were worried. We were worried. We were worried about vaginas.” This line opens the Vagina Monologues, a theatrical piece that combines sarcastic, witty humour with hard-hitting topics about the experiences of women....

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