On Monday, November 21, Airdrie P.O.W.E.R is hosting its first-ever "Light The Night" event in support of family violence awareness.
Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. (Protecting Our Women with Emergency Resources) is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide women in Airdrie and District with the means to leave an abusive environment through emergency resources, education and empowerment, thus creating a safe and sustainable community.
Jaadaas Jagwaa, a board member and Director of indigenous relations with Airdrie P.O.W.E.R talks a little bit about the event.
"The event is called "Light The Night", it's about Family Violence Awareness in Alberta. It's a community collaboration to bring awareness, share resources and show support for those impacted by domestic abuse and violence in Alberta."
The event will have two parts to it, one being everybody gathering at the Airdrie P.O.W.E.R building and then walking down to City Hall to light the building up in purple.
"We're going to be beginning this walk with an elder blessing and some indigenous drumming and jingle dancing."
The event will include a few special guests, Elder Cheryle Chagnon - Greyeyes, Sings Many Songs Women (An indigenous drumming group), Nevada Lynn Ouelette and Airdrie Mayor Peter Brown.
The event will run from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Airdronians are encouraged to show up early to mingle with fellow Airdronians and enjoy some hot chocolate.
"The walk is going to be moving down to Community Links, and then it's going to proceed down to City Hall, where the mayor is going to make a proclamation along with the Airdrie Council and they're going to light City Hall up purple."
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