First You Walk the Walk

There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it's fun and it gets the community to talk about something that's really difficult to talk about: gender relations and sexual violence.

Put Yourself in Her Shoes™

Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining the award-winning Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediation to sexualized violence.

What can I do?

Join us June 8, 2017 we embark on our 6th Annual Walk.  The funds from this walk will go to supporting the different programs and services that are offered at The Outreach Centre.  Last year we had over 200 Men "Walk the Walk".  Will you be one of those Men who strive to make a change?

For more information or for sponsorship opportunities contact Darcy at the Outreach Centre.

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RED DEER- The Cabinet for the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off 2018 is seeking a partner charity to bring to Red Deer another season of celebrity dancing. Applications are now being accepted.

Over the last five years, the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off has raised over $2 million dollars supporting Red Deer Hospice Society, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre, Women’s Outreach, Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and the establishment of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre.

Event co-chair Christine Moore says; “The Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off is an great fundraiser.

Just as importantly, it’s a community builder which showcases the organization, raising its profile, all of which has a long lasting impact for the agency.”

Charities who wish to apply will find the application form at celebritydanceoff.ca. 

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, June 9, 2017 at 4 p.m.

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RED DEER- Parking will be limited in Great Chief Park for the next month while the parking lots are being paved.

Starting Tuesday, May 23, the west parking lot will be closed until May 29, while crews pave the lot (weather dependent).

During this time, the north parking lot will remain open.

After the west parking lot is paved, work will begin to pave the north parking lot.

This phase is expected to begin on May 29, and continue until June 22.

Parking will be available in the west parking lot while this work is underway.

The city is encouraging park users to carpool or use alternative modes of transportation, such as walking or biking to get to Great Chief Park.

For more information about enhancements in Great Chief Park and to view the parking closures map, visit www.reddeer.ca/gcp. 

(Gary McKinnon - The City of Red Deer)

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RED DEER – In support of Crime Prevention Week, Red Deer RCMP are hosting a public presentation to assist interested members of the public in learning to recognize counterfeit currency.

This hour-long presentation will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17 at the downtown Red Deer detachment, located at 4602 51 Avenue.

A counterfeit expert from the Bank of Canada and the fraud and counterfeit lead officer from the Alberta RCMP will present examples of counterfeit techniques, education on how to recognize counterfeit currency and the opportunity to see and handle examples of counterfeit currency. 

Everyone is welcome - those people who regularly work with cash will find this presentation of use in learning to recognize counterfeit currency and avoid fraud and financial loss.

The presentation is offered free of charge thanks to the commitment by the Bank of Canada and the RCMP to public education and loss reduction. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Crime Prevention Week in Alberta runs from May 15 to 21, and Red Deer RCMP will be sharing public education items throughout the week aimed at crime prevention and loss reduction.

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