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Posted: April 21, 2016

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence is returning to Cranbrook June 18 with Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.

e-KNOW file photos
e-KNOW file photos

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an event that asks men to walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. It’s not easy walking in these shoes but it is fun and more importantly, it helps raise awareness around the prevention of violence against women. Gender violence affects everyone; women, spouses, children, families and the well being of our communities.

Always one of the most colourful aspects of the Sam Steele Days Parade, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes also serves as a fundraiser.

Print off or pick up a Pledge form from The Cranbrook Women’s Resource Centre. Ask friends, family, and colleagues for pledges. Ask people. “How much would you pay to see me walk a mile in high-heeled shoes—during a big parade?”

SSD Parade16If you can’t walk, please consider pledging a walker or donating directly to the Cranbrook Women’s Resource Centre.

Register online or by filling out a registration form and dropping it off to the Cranbrook Women’s Resource Centre located in the Community Connections Building, before May 20.

On parade day, check in by 9:30 a.m. (old Balment building beside Cranbrook Skate Park) then hit the streets and strut your stuff. At the end of the walk, we’ll collect the high-heeled shoes and issue you your official Walk a Mile wallet card.

Prizes go to the individuals, businesses and teams that collect the most pledges. Challenge other individuals, groups, and businesses to see who can raise the most. Be sure to ‘Like Us’ on Facebook and share why you are walking or who you will be challenging.

SSD Parade12Walk as an individual or as part of a team. Try your heels on for size, Thursday, June 16 at the Cranbrook Women’s Resource Centre between 5 and 8 p.m. Pledge forms will be collected on June 16 at the time of your shoe fitting. Wear company T-shirts, uniforms or your everyday clothes. No ‘drag’ outfits, please. Bring a day pack, water and two or three pairs of socks with you on parade day and hop in the parade truck if you need a break!

This event is organized by the Friends of the Cranbrook Women’s Resource Centre, a standing committee of the Community Connections Society of Southeast BC.

For more information, contact Trina Ayling
@ 250-489-1006 or email [email protected]

Please pledge to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes during the Sam Steele Days Parade on June 18.

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