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2015-02-06 - Charlottetown to Host Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence

The 6th annual Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence will take place in Charlottetown from 12 - 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11 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 11 and end with the reception at City Hall at 12:30 p.m.  

"These initiatives are designed to raise awareness about family violence and to send the message to family violence victims that they are not alone -- help and support is available," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "We encourage everyone to join us for this event. It's vitally important that we come together as a community to show support for each other and help those who are struggling to find non-violent ways to resolve conflict."

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

"With ongoing collaboration and greater awareness in our Island communities, PEI can lead Canada in the reduction and prevention of family violence and all of us can enjoy safer, healthier, stronger communities," said Ann Sherman, Chair of the Premier's Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

The storm date for the walk and reception is Thursday, February 12 -- same time and location.

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
902-388-4168
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



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