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2017-02-13 - Charlottetown to Host Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence

The 8th annual Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence will take place in Charlottetown from 12 - 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15 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 15 and end with the reception at City Hall at approximately 12:30 p.m. The bell tower of City Hall will be lit purple for the week to recognize Family Violence Prevention Week.

"This annual event serves to raise awareness about family violence and the continued need for resources and support for those dealing with it," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "We encourage everyone to join us for this event and stand together as a community."

The storm date for the walk and reception is Thursday, February 16 –  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.

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:
Alicia Packwood
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4149
apackwood@charlottetown.ca



Visit the website: www.fvps.ca

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