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2016-02-09 - Charlottetown to Host Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence

The 7th annual Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence will take place in Charlottetown from 12 - 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17 with a reception to follow at City Hall.

The Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence is a symbolic gesture to give a voice to family violence victims who may remain silent out of fear or other reasons. The walk brings together Islanders and representatives from many interested groups and professions to show their commitment and support for Island families by working to prevent family violence.

The silent walk will begin at Province House in Charlottetown at 12 p.m. on February 17 and end with the reception at City Hall at approximately 12:30 p.m. 

"This annual event serves to raise awareness of the ongoing issue of family violence and the continued need for resources and support for those dealing with it," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "We want victims of family violence to know they are not alone – there is help and support available. Join us on February 17 for the Walk in Silence to show your support. Let’s send the message that we stand united against family violence."

The storm date for the walk and reception is Thursday, February 18 –  same time and location.

Resource information on Family Violence prevention will be made available at the reception. The event is free and all are welcome to attend.

"More and more communities across the province are aware of Family Violence Prevention Week and the initiatives associated with it," said Phil Matusiewicz, PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Executive Director. "This event is a great way to bring awareness to a very important issue in our community and I would encourage people to come out and support this very important community awakening."

For more information on Family Violence Prevention initiatives, visit: www.fvps.ca or contact PEI Family Violence Services, Inc. at 902-894-3354 ext. 221.
 
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Media contact:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016
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