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.”
The Walk A Mile in HER Shoes® event is a pledge based, fundraising and public awareness campaign. The event features men, women, and families who raise pledges, join together and literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes.
Then You Talk the Talk
Just as walking in the shoes may at times be difficult and uncomfortable, so can talking about gender relations and domestic violence. This is a fun event that is abundant with opportunities to get people talking! For preventative education, it helps men better understand and appreciate women's experiences, thus changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships and decreasing the potential for violence. For healing, it informs the community that services are available for recovery.
It demonstrates that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a better place.
Put Yourself in HER Shoes™
Get pumped and register for the Walk a Mile in HER Shoes® event! .
It doesn't take much to make an impact. It takes a desire to make a difference, no matter how small.
Your Participation is Important to Us
The fundraising efforts of all Walk A Mile in HER Shoes® participants allows The Outreach Centre to deliver programs which provide many services to women, men and children who have chosen to pursue a healthier, safer and more secure life. Our goal is to ensure anyone living in or leaving an abusive relationship has access to someone who can respond to their crisis and support them. All of our services are confidential, free and available to anyone who’s experiencing domestic violence, homelessness, poverty and many other barriers faced in challenging times.
You can be part of making an impact in our community too!
By registering for this Event, I understand the following:
On August 21, you will need to sign a form stating that you comply with the government recommendations relating to COVID 19. All Walkers are encouraged to wear masks and will be expected to practice social distancing (within their cohorts).
You should NOT participate or choose to participate VIRTUALLY if you:
- Have new or worsening symptoms or have tested positive for COVID 19.
- You have travelled internationally or have been in contact with someone who has within the past 14 days.
- You are immune compromised or are in regular close contact with someone who is immune compromised.
- Your employer has indicated that there may be negative consequences if you participate in public gatherings.
Shoe pick up will be at the lighthouse beginning at 1 pm on August 21, up until the beginning of the walk.
Prizes will be awarded for the Most enthusiastic (cheerer and participant), Most money raised, Best family participation and for the oldest and youngest participants.
Cash donations as well as further debit/credit donations will also be accepted on the day of the event.
IF you have any questions or would like to sign out heels in advance of August 21 to participate virtually, please email or call Alana Routhier at email@example.com or 403-598-1220.
- June 4 10:30 AM MDT - Shoe Pick Up & Day of Event Registration
- June 4 11:30 AM MDT - Start Time