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12:00 PM12:00

1 Billion Rising / International Women's Day

Rowan House Society is getting set for it's 5th annual 1 Billion Rising march
12pm-1pm in High River 

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.

Participants return to George Lane Park after the 2017 march

Participants return to George Lane Park after the 2017 march

Meet us at the gazebo in George Lane Park by Noon on March 8th to join us for a lunch hour march through downtown High River, to call for an end to gender-based violence. The 2019 theme is once again Solidarity. Together we rise against all forms of violence and oppression.

Call 403-603-5999 for more information or visit to learn more about this global movement.

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Then march participants and all community members are invited to the Okotoks United Church for a

International Women's Day Potluck Celebration

Just bring your favourite potluck dish and enjoy Keynote Speaker: Sinela Jurkova PhD (c) Multiple identities in Culturally Diverse Society

The event is free but please RSVP to by March 4th.

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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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