LINDSAY, ON: On Friday, November 25, 2022, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Women’s Resources held a flag raising ceremony at City Hall in Lindsay as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness month.
At the flag raising ceremony, attended by Mayor Doug Elmslie, Deputy Mayor Tracy Richardson, local councillors, Kawartha Lakes Police Chief Mark Mitchell as well as staff, Board members and supporters, Women’s Resources launched their “Open The Door” Capital Campaign, aimed at raising funding to renovate their newly acquired building on Logie Street.
Prior to the 25th, more than 30% of the $500,000 goal had been raised through private donations, corporate donations, service clubs and grants. At the ceremony, Cable Cable presented a donation of $2,500 in support of the campaign along with other donors, including their sister company, Ruralwave, also presenting $2,500. Through the Rogers tv Kawartha-North Durham channel, they’re also producing a segment about Women’s Resources and the work they provide in the community, to be aired in December.
Attendees were encouraged to wear a purple scarf as a symbol of the courage it takes a woman to leave her abuser. However, the courage of the woman is not enough. In Ontario in 2021, 52 women and girls lost their lives to violence by a man known to them; it will take the support of an entire community to end violence against women. If you’re in a position to give and would like to donate to Women’s Resources, visit www.womensresources.ca/give
For more information about the event, visit www.bit.ly/3F97Cer