November is Family Violence Prevention Month and here in Medicine Hat a number of awareness events are planned.

The Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society will begin the month with a proclamation signing at city hall on November 1.

Executive Director Natasha Carvalho says a memorial walk is also being planned for Thursday afternoon

Carvalho says, “So, we’re going to walk around downtown and tie purple ribbons around lamp posts. trees, or different areas like that.  Just to take a moment and sort of remember people who’ve been lost to family violence and just to raise some awareness about the cause.”

A full listing of awareness events can be found on the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society Facebook page.


Natasha Carvalho

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