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Upcoming Events

Shine A Light

To mark the start of FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION MONTH (FVPM), the Family Violence stakeholder’s group encourages the community to take part in their Shine a Light Event.

On Monday, November 1, 2021 beginning at 6pm, residents are asked to turn on an outdoor front light, hang a glow stick in a window, or plug in holiday lights for the duration of the night to shed light on the issue of family violence in our community.

Glow sticks will be available for pickup at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre.

#WhereToTurn #GoPurpleAB #ShineALight

Happening:

Monday, November 1, 2021 beginning at 6pm
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Breakfast with the Guys

Virtual Event

Breakfast with the Guys is BACK! This year's presentation features Jake Stika with Next Gen Men. For more information, check out www.nextgenmen.ca.

A future where boys and men feel less pain and cause less harm.

Contact 780-268-0545 for more information. Tickets are conveniently available through Eventbrite.

Happening:

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Event Time:

7:30-9:00am

Tickets:

$6.50
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Family Violence Prevention Month

November Is National Family Violence Prevention Month (FVPM)

This is a time dedicated to increase awareness of the resources and supports available so Albertans can work together to end family violence and build healthier relationships in our communities. Whitecourt Town Council encourages the citizens of Whitecourt to recognize November as FVPM.

This year’s provincial theme is #WhereToTurn

Citizens are encouraged to #GoPurpleAB, engage, take a stand, and join together to help end family violence in our community.

Find information and resources by calling the 24-hour Family Violence Info Line at 310-1818, toll-free, or visit endfamilyviolence.alberta.ca.

Happening:

Every November
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Past Events

When Push Comes To Shove

On November 18, the Whitecourt Family Violence Initiative (FVI) is hosting Len Rhodes, former CEO and President of the Edmonton Eskimos.

Len will be presenting a virtual presentation, ‘When Push Comes to Shove’, from 9:00-10:00am, on his experience of growing up in a household with family violence, and the importance of speaking out against it. This free presentation is open to the public and does not require pre-registration.

To join the presentation virtually, please use this link https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/362194565 for video connection, or to connect by phone (long distance), dial in at 1-647-497-9373.

Happening:

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
from 9am-10am
(virtual presentation)
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Trauma Informed Care Workshop FREE

On November 26, from 9am-4pm, the Whitecourt FVI is hosting a FREE, one-day, live workshop training event, Trauma Informed Care – Building a Culture of Strength, offered through the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute. This workshop training is open to the public, with a limited number of tickets available for registration.

To register, please email LyndenSchwindt@whitecourt.ca.

Happening:

Thursday, November 26, 2020
from 9am-4pm
FREE live virtual workshop
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15th Annual Candlelight Vigil

Travelodge Conference Centre & Suites

Join us to honour and remember those who have lost their life or suffered as a result of family violence.

Dinner: 5:30pm
Walk: 6:30pm
Speakers: 7pm
Location: TRAVELODGE Olive Tres Restaurant

All are welcome for a silent candlelight walk, speakers and guided meditation.

Free light dinner and refreshments provided.

Event Date:

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Event Time:

Begins at 5:30pm

Tickets:

FREE to attend
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Breakfast with the Guys

Travelodge Conference Centre & Suites

Come and enjoy a delicious start to your day at the Travelodge Olive Tres Restaurant while listening to an informative presentation about ways you can help end violence against women. Mark Wynn, a retired Lieutenant of the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department Domestic Violence Division, will share information about the critical role men can play in ending violence through strong leadership, vision, and effective communication.

Doors Open: 6:45am
Breakfast: 7:00am
Presentation: 7:30 - 8:30am
Location: TRAVELODGE Olive Tres Restaurant
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Register at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre or by calling 780-778-3637.

Event Date

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Event Time:

Breakfast 7am
Presentation 7:30-8:30am

Tickets:

$10
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Trauma Informed Response Training
Trauma Informed Response
to Victims of Crime

Forest Interpretive Centre

Strengthen your capacity to provide effective responses to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. law enforcement officers will be able to describe how traumatic experiences impact victim memory, reactions and behaviors.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Register at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre or by calling 780-778-3637.

Event Date

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Event Time:

10am

Tickets:

$5
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Sexual Assault Myths & Misconceptions

Forest Interpretive Centre

This presentation explores societal myths and misconceptions about sexual assault; including 'victim blaming' and false reporting. This presentation is suitable for community service providers, those who work in law enforcement and community leaders.

Register at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre or by calling 780-778-3637.

Event Date

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Event Time:

1-2:30pm

Tickets:

$5
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Finding & Helping Hidden Victims

Forest Interpretive Centre

Each year mllions of children are exposed to violence. This session will illustrate the impact of exposure, the challenges to intervention, and the best methods to conducting the interview and safety planning.

This presentation is suitable for teachers, youth and child care workers, community service providers and members of the community.

Register at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre or by calling 780-778-3637.

Event Date

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Event Time:

4-5:30pm

Tickets:

$5
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Candlelight Vigil 2018

Whitecourt Seniors Circle

Please join us for this moving and powerful event commemorating those who have lost their lives as a result of family violence. Short, silent candlelight walk to honour those lost and affected by Family and Domestic Violence. Keynote speaker Mike Cameron will join us for his unique presentation on healthy relationships and emotional intelligence “Redefining Badass”. Light dinner will be provided.

Event Date:

November 1, 2018

Event Time:

5:30pm

Tickets:

FREE to attend
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Documentary Screening
"The Mask You Live In"

Friday, May 4, 2018 Forest Interpretive Centre Doors Open at 3:30 PM

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s (and Canada's) narrow definition of masculinity.

Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.

Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it.

The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

Event Date:

May 4, 2018

Event Location:

Whitecourt Seniors Circle

Event Time:

3:30 PM

This film is now available at our local library!

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Cut it Out

March 20, 2018 5:00 pm Forest Interpretive Centre

Calling all Salon Professionals to come have some dinner and raise awareness about domestic violence. Speakers from the CUT IT OUT provincial project of the Neighbour's Friends and Families Campaign will discuss how salon professionals can recognize warning signs, respond appropriately, and safely refer clients to resources that can help them. The one-hour seminar provides each participant with excellent informational materials, awareness materials, and a Certificate of Attendance. At the end of the seminar each participant will understand the impact that domestic violence can have on their business and the lives of their client base, as well as why domestic violence is their "business".

RSVP Deadline:

March 13, 2018

How to RSVP:

By contacting Lesley @ 780.268.0545

Tickets:

FREE to attend
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Community Poetry Contest

During the month of October 2017

Calling all poets! The FVI will be having a Poetry Contest leadingup to Family Violence Awareness Month (NOVEMBER!) Please submit your 'family violence' themed poems during the month of October in person at the Allan & Jean Miller Centre or via email at whitecourtfvi@gmail.com.

Please include your name, if you are a youth or adult, and contact information on the submission. If you would still like to submit but keep your name anonymous, please indicate that as well.

The poems can be fiction or based on actual events. The top three will be selected to be read at our Annual Candlelight Vigil. The members of our FVI will choose three from both youth and adult submissions for a PRIZE (Prizes to be announced!)

Event Date:

October 2017
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WHO TO CALL

IF YOU ARE IN DANGER, CALL 911.

Whitecourt RCMP Complaint Line 780-778-5454
Victim Services 780-779-5900
Family Violence Info Line 310-1818
Mental Health Help Line 1-877-303-2642
Wellspring Family Resource & Crisis Centre 780-778-6209 / 1-800-467-4049