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2018 Breakfast with the Guys - Foothills
7:00 AM07:00

2018 Breakfast with the Guys - Foothills

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Please join us for the 1st annual Breakfast with the Guys* - Foothills!

Enjoy a networking breakfast, followed by a presentation by former Calgary Stampeder, Keon Raymond. Raymond will share his personal story of experiencing family violence and what it means to be a part of the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters Leading Change project.

Then you'll be out the door and on your way back to work by 9am!

When women reach out to us for help, it tends to be after the abuse has taken place. We work hard to support them in their journey to healing and continue to change the lives of many women and children. However, we strongly believe that prevention and education are what will create the cultural shift to ultimately end domestic violence.

Violence and abuse are not issues that should stay behind closed doors - they are the responsibility of the whole community.

So Rowan House is calling on the good guys to be leaders for change.

If you are a leader in the community, Breakfast with the Guys is an opportunity for you to take small steps that will have a big impact. Together we can create a safer future for those who live with violence every day. These are women you know, in your workplace, on your daughter’s soccer team, around you when you are out with friends and those in the causes you support.

*Please note, this event is not limited to men. All are welcome!

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4:30 PM16:30

1 Billion Rising / International Women's Day

Rowan House Society is getting set for it's 4th annual 1 Billion Rising march. 

Did you know? 1 in 3 women on the planet will be raped or beaten during their lifetime. 

That's 1 Billion Women and Girls. 

Meet us in the Okotoks United Church parking lot (43 Riverside Drive) by 4:30pm on March 8th to join us as we march through downtown Okotoks, to call for an end to gender-based violence. The 2018 theme is Solidarity. Together we rise against all forms of violence and oppression.

Participants return to George Lane Park in High River, at the end of the 2017 1 Billion Rising march.

Participants return to George Lane Park in High River, at the end of the 2017 1 Billion Rising march.

Call 403-603-5988 for more information or visit to learn more about this global movement.


At 5:30pm, march participants and all community members are invited to make their way to the United Church for a free

International Women's Day Potluck Celebration

Just bring your favourite potluck dish and enjoy an evening of stories, music and art.

Please RSVP to

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