YWCA of Calgary WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® participants step into high heels, at Olympic Plaza, to help women and their children walk away from family violence.


YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® is an annual event which raises funds that enable the YWCA to provide shelter and support to women and their children who are fleeing family violence. This fun and light-hearted event, with a serious focus, asks male participants to take a stand against family violence, slip on a pair of stilettos and walk two laps around Olympic Plaza.


The funds raised at YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® provide emergency shelter, housing, counselling and education programs to ensure women and their families are safe from family violence and can move from a place of vulnerability to one of strength and resilience.


Jonathan Denis, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, Government of Alberta
Adam Frisch, long time participant in honour of his sister’s death due to family violence
Sue Tomney, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA of Calgary
Derek Evans, CEO, Pengrowth
Plus 270 brave participants


Thursday, September 19, 2013
11:00 am (Registration)
11:45 am (Media spokespeople available)
12:00 pm (Walk begins) 


Olympic Plaza – MacLeod Trail SE and 8th Avenue entrance
228 – 8th Avenue SE
Media table on 8th Avenue walk



About the YWCA of Calgary:

As the YWCA of Calgary moves into the next 100 years of supporting women, we continue to adapt to the changing needs in the city. Serving more than 8,700 clients in 2012, across a continuum of programs and services including housing and shelter, counselling and education, the YWCA is focused on empowering women and their families to move from a place of vulnerability to one of hope and resilience. For more information, visit ywcalgary.ca

For information and interview inquiries please contact:

Carla Link
Manager, Communications, YWCA of Calgary
Phone: 403.705.5779 l Cell: 587.228.8663 l Email: clink@ywcalgary.ca

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