EVENTS

 

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT

Everyone is welcome to join us to commemorate the missing and murdered women from our community, and participate in a peaceful candlelit walk through downtown to raise awareness that assault and murder can happen to anyone, at anytime.

Take Back the Night is an event where everyone is invited to become part of the solution, part of the end to abuse and violence. It is a place to take a stand and break the silence. Together, we can Take Back the Night!

 

Where: Memorial Monument at the bottom of Bowron Street

When: September 23rd, 2016

Time: 6:00pm

Following the event there will be a march through downtown Quesnel to the Women’s Resource Centre

Refreshments provided at the Women’s Centre.







QUESNEL PRIDE PARADE

DATE: Saturday, June 11th, 2016

PLACE: 
Parade to go through downtown core and end up at LeBourdais Park for a BBQ and live music. There will be hot dogs and music in the park from 3 to 5.

TIME: 2:00 - 5:00pm



 

 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

 DATE: Wednesday, March 8, 2017




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 COMMUNITY GARDEN'S 2015

The Quesnel Community Garden addresses the issue of food security by providing community members with a garden space to grow their own fresh, healthy, and affordable food.  It also gives community members an opportunity to learn from each other, to share gardening skills and to meet new friends.    We have planted a community garden on Quesnel's west side.  It is located on Lewis Drive beside the skating rink.  Please check our website as we will be posting future meeting dates for the Community Garden.

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER



QUESNEL PRIDE PARADE - Saturday, June 11, 2016

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT - Friday, September 23, 2016

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH - October 2016

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES - Saturday, December 3, 2016

NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY - Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MOTHER’S DAY Sunday, May 14, 2017

NATIONAL VICTIMS OF CRIME AWARENESS WEEK April 19 – 25, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional information about Take Back the Night:

 

 

Take Back the Night is an opportunity for people to come together to raise awareness, protest, and reclaim women’s right to be safe and free from violence in their homes and their communities. Take Back the Night is an international event that happens in cities and communities around the globe. The first Take Back the Night occurred in 1975 in the United States. A young woman named Susan Speeth, walking alone one evening, was stabbed by a stranger a block away from her home. Canadian women held their first march in 1978, in Vancouver; and it was at this time that the third Friday in September was nationally declared “Take Back the Night”. Each year, the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre organizes the annual march in Quesnel. Every person is welcome to attend and show their support for this important issue.   

One out of every three women will be a victim of violence in her lifetime. 1 -2 women are murdered by a partner or ex-partner in Canada per week. Each year, women’s shelters take in between 90,000 to 100,000 women who have experienced violence. In our own community, our transition house shelters over 200 women annually. Quesnel is home to 8 murdered women and five missing women. These are the facts. The statistics are shocking. Quesnel is no stranger to violence against women, nor are we isolated. Female targeted violence continues to be a human rights violation in our community and in communities around the world. Violence affects the lives of millions of women in all social and economic classes. Unfortunately, the majority of violence against women is precipitated by someone the woman knows, and often happens within her own home.

   

 PAPALOOZA!!!

The Luna Women's Wellness Clinic in partnership with the BC Cancer Agency hosts at least one Papalooza event each year. Women of all ages are invited to drop by and get a pap test, have some snacks, and ask questions about their health.

Stay tuned for information about our next PAPALOOZA! 

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 OCTOBER 11TH - INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL

The United Nations has declared October 11th, International Day of The Girl Child.  Canada has been a leader in promoting this day at the United Nations.  The International Day of The Girl is an opportunity to raise awareness about the particular challenges that girls face and to take action.

What are some of the issues?  In Canada:

  • 46% of school girls in Ontario report being the target of unwanted sexual comments or gestures in the last three months;
  • Young women aged 15 - 19 years experience ten times the rate of dating violence than young men;
  • Almost one in ten First Nations and Inuit teenage girls are parents.

Around the World:

  • Preferential feeding of boys leads to malnutrition for girls, which has lasting physical and mental effects;
  • Each year roughly two million girls between the ages of 5 and 15 are trafficked, sold or coerced into the sex trade.

To learn more, please follow the link:

www.becauseiamagirl.ca