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Local non-profits take action on Violence Against Women

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
April 17th, 2011

At some point during their lifetime, about one in four women in BC experience violence at the hands of someone that they know. 

In Canada, every 15 seconds a woman is battered by someone she loves and trusts. 

Domestic violence profoundly affects individuals, families and communities. Together with community partners, non-profit agencies are planning activities during Prevention of Violence Against Women Week (April 19-23) to draw attention to violence and encourage action to end it. 

On Tuesday, April 19 in Nelson, the Nelson Community Services Centre will feature the video Finding Dawn at the Health Unit (333 Victoria St.) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

This poignant film takes viewers from the streets of Vancouver to the Highway of Tears in northern BC and eastward to Saskatoon, where the murders and disappearances of Native women remain unresolved. 

Pre-registration is required, phone 352-3504. 


In Castlegar

On Tuesday, April 19 in Castlegar, the Spirit Square (at City Hall) will be the site of truckloads of dirty laundry as Castlegar and District Community Services Society raises awareness about the issue of domestic violence.   

The Clothesline Project is a powerful and visible display of T-shirts with messages and illustrations created by community members as they interpret the issue of domestic violence. 

The event takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and guest speakers will include Mayor Lawrence Chernoff and RCMP Cpl. Deb Postnikoff. KBS will broadcast live on location. 

A barbecue will be provided by M&M meats and chefs will include Fire Chief Gerry Rempel and City councilors Deb McIntosh, Kevin Chernoff, and Russ Hearmne.  

For more information, phone Kyra Hoggan at 365-2104.  


Please participate in these community events and join the call for action now. Women and girls are being victimized today, in every city and town in BC. 

From April 19-23rd, let us honour the lives of the women lost and those surviving violence and abuse.


Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative

The Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative was formed in 2003. 

It works to strengthen its members and address social well-being in the Kootenay-Boundary region. 

The 13 members are all community-based social service organizations and operate throughout this region.  For more information about this Co-operative, visit


For more information, contact:

Helen Lutz, Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative Office  (352-6786  cell) at 354-7509 or

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