New for 2017 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®
We are pleased to welcome men and women walkers at the 2017 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event, taking place on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. The walk is still taking place in Victoria Park (downtown, London) - this year we have a new route, BBQ and fun activities!
ABOUT THE WALK
Each year, an ever-increasing number of men are joining Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is a fun opportunity for men to educate the community about a very serious subject and to rally the community to take action to prevent sexualized violence – and raise money for women’s shelters and women’s emergency services.
Join the local Walk a Mile In Her Shoes® at Victoria Park in downtown London, on Saturday, September 30th in support of Anova, formerly Women's Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London, to create a future without violence.
One in every four women is abused. That means someone you know, someone you care about, has been or may become a victim of abuse. It may be your mother, your sister, your friend, your coworker or your daughter. Woman abuse does not just affect women. It affects the men who care about them, their families, their children, their friends, their co-workers and the community.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® provides several opportunities to get people talking. For preventive education it helps men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences thus changing perspectives, and it demonstrates that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making our world a safer place.
please join us
(but wear 'comfy' shoes!)
optional - wear a red clothing item
Women can register as an individual walker, or on a team!
What to Wear?
MEN: red heels, provided by Anova (only men will wear the heels)
WOMEN: please wear comfy shoes, and if you wish wear a red clothing item
Get Your Event Swag When You Register!
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® swag includes tote bags, magnets and mugs will be available for purchase when you register online, and you can pick them up on walk day. Swag will also be available for sale on walk day.
Register as an individual or as a team.
9:30 AM Registration - Victoria Park (downtown, London, Ontario)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Red Shoe Pick-up - Victoria Park
10:30 AM Opening Ceremony - Victoria Park
10:45 PM Walk Begins – Victoria Park
Post Walk Festivities following the walk
Starting at the Bandshell in Victoria Park
Parking is free at the lot next to Centennial Hall.
Please hand in your pledges and pledge sheets at the Check-in Desk when you arrive. If you need a pledge form please click here.
Please report directly to the London Police Service registration table.
A pair of red pumps have been reserved for your feet! You will be wearing a two inch red pump. Every effort has been made to assign you the correct size. It is advisable to bring along one pair of thick socks and one pair of dress socks. You will receive a pair of heels in exchange for your street shoes at the registration table. After the Walk, to retrieve your shoes simply return your heels to the registration table. These high heels are manufactured to fit a man's foot. High heels are designed to fit snug on the foot.
After the Walk, to retrieve your shoes simply return your heels to the registration table. Post walk activities will include complimentary refreshments and door prizes. A variety of foot care items will be available at the First Aid station, located in Victoria Park.
Please contact Pamela Coray by email or phone, prior to the event with any questions. On the day of the event, please stop by and say hello. Pam will be there to answer any last-minute questions.
Phone: 519-642-3003, ext 2252
Red high heels are the only female apparel men are allowed to wear in the Walk. Team outfits and banners/signs are encouraged. Sons are welcome to march along with fathers in their regular footwear.
When you registered, a pair of red pumps has been reserved for your feet!
You will be wearing a two-inch red pump. Every effort has been made to assign you the correct size. It is advisable to bring along one pair of thick socks and one pair of dress socks. You will receive a pair of heels in exchange for your street shoes at the registration table. After the Walk, to retrieve your shoes simply return your heels to the registration table. These high heels are manufactured to fit mens feet. High heels are designed to fit snug on the foot.
A variety of foot care items will be available at the First Aid station.
We have provided pictures to help demonstrate the fine-art of walking in high heels. As you can see from previous years’ walkers – it’s not as hard as it looks. You may even have a bit of fun doing it!
• Make sure your shoes fit you well
• Wear your shoes a few times to break them in before you participate in the walk
• Wear band-aid to prevent blisters
• Practice standing in high heels so you can get a sense of the shoes and your posture
• Put your shoulders back
• Tuck in your stomach
• Stick out your chest
• Land on the balls of your feet and not your heels
• Use your thigh muscles when you lift your feet
• Walk one foot in front of the other
• Take your time to walk the first few steps to avoid tripping
• Walk confidently and have fun!
September 30 9:30 AM EDT - Registration (9:30am-10:30am)
September 30 9:30 AM EDT - Red Shoe Pick-up (9:30am-10:30am)
September 30 10:30 AM EDT - Opening Ceremony
September 30 10:45 AM EDT - Walk A Mile Begins
September 30 11:30 AM EDT - Post Walk Activities Begin