November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario. Join us as we raise our Shine the Light on Violence against Women Flags and kick off the 2018 campaign in Leeds and Grenville. There will be two events on Monday, November 5: The first flag will rise at the Brockville Police Service on Parkedale Ave. At 11 am. The second flag will rise behind City Hall over the railway tunnel at 1 pm.

This month, all are welcome to join us in Action against the violence that women and girls experience every day in their homes and in our community. Our goal is to turn Leeds & Grenville purple for the month of November!

To bring focus and awareness, LGIH is leading the community in 16 days of Action; a federally and provincially recognized campaign in the movement to end violence against women and girls. This time of ACTION will be the culmination of awareness-raising efforts throughout the month of November, through engaging in two vibrant, purple campaigns. Follow LGIH on social media to learn more about November campaign events and ACTION opportunities!

Our kick off Shine the Light on Violence against Women event this year will be our 2nd Annual Charity Rocks Concert at the Keystorm Pub on Friday, November 9, with music starting at 6 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Tickets are available from Kimberley at the shelter: email [email protected] to make arrangements for tickets. The evening lineup includes local musicians: Pat Johnson, Ben Schaub & Yuergen Beck, Teacher & Moneyman, and the night will end with our co-hosting band, EASY. Tickets are $10 each.

This event will also include the lighting of our Trees of Courage at Courthouse Square, which will remain lit through the holiday season in honour of our Shine the Light on Violence against Women Campaign.

We are asking residents and businesses throughout Leeds & Grenville to support our efforts by using purple lights to illuminate doorways, windows, or trees; decorate with purple in your homes and businesses, especially in merchandise or window displays. LGIH has some purple LED light bulbs available for purchase, strings of led lights, and other items as well. Watch for more details and events as the month unfolds.

Summary of LGIH Plans for November & 16 Days of Action 2018:

We are preparing a social media campaign which will offer an action or challenge each day during the 16 days of action for followers to participate in. Follow our FB or Twitter pages to receive our daily posts.

Join us for flag raising ceremonies on Monday. November 5, 2018 at The Brockville Police Service, 11:00am, and at the Flag Pole at the Railway Tunnel behind City Hall at 1:00pm.

Shine the Light on the Festive Season with a hand-crafted candle-lit centerpiece. Creative paint & create sessions will be guided by local Artist, Sandra Smith. Come out with some friends to create your centerpiece for yourself or for a gift. Tickets are $50 each, and include a $20 tax receipt. Choose from the evening session on Wednesday, November 21, or the afternoon session on Friday, December 7. Both are being co-hosted and sponsored by River West Co. at 1000 Islands Village, 1120 County Rd. 2 East of Brockville. Tickets available at Brockville Home Hardware or River West Co., or by contacting [email protected] .

We are inviting the community to join us at the Women’s Monument at 11:30 am on Monday, November 26, for a short rally to launch the beginning of the 16 Days of Action in Leeds and Grenville, which begins Sunday, November 25.

We are selling purple LED light bulbs for $6.00 each. These are perfect for your front porch light, or for a lamp in your home or office. Contact Kimberley at LGIH to purchase or go to River Lily Boutique on King Street in Brockville.

We are selling mini strings of battery operated purple led lights for use indoors or outside. These are great for decorating anywhere; for lighting wreaths, center pieces, and so many other uses. Price is $10.

We are selling purple scarves and neckties. Contact Kimberley at LGIH for info about how to purchase your scarves. [email protected] or 613-342-4724 ext. 104. This year’s new blanket style scarf is beautiful…..

Purple keychains and keyring flash lights are available for $5 by contacting the shelter.
We are participating in organizing a commemorative event on December 6, to honour the lives lost during the Montreal Massacre, and all women and girls who are impacted by, or lost their lives to violence. Plan to join us; all are welcome. We will gather at the Women’s Monument, Blockhouse Island at 4:30-5:30 pm.

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