Free barbeque for Take Back the Night

On Thursday, Sept. 15, Changes That Heal held its third annual free community BBQ at Dutch Lake beach to observe Take Back the Night

Changes That Heal members (l-r) Wendy Vogels

On Thursday, Sept. 15, Changes That Heal held its third annual free community BBQ at Dutch Lake beach to observe Take Back the Night.

About 70 adults and 17 kids came out to enjoy the chili and bannock provided by Tipi Treats, hot dogs and cake. Toe-tapping music by the Silvertones even brought some dancing in the sand.

After dinner several people got to take home some wonderful door prizes donated by several local businesses and listened to thought provoking speeches by Mayor John Harwood, Corporal Mark Labossiere, and Lauren Kadlun-Jones (who provided a First Nations/Inuit perspective about violence against women).

This year the organizers decided to hold an open mike and were happy to have Flo share her story about leaving an abusive relationship and Dennis who admitted that he was an abusive husband during his first marriage. Changes That Heal applauds both of them for their courage and thank them sharing their stories. Having real people get up and disclose their experiences was really eye-opening for a lot of people and hopefully it will help others to make some changes in their lives.

 

 

Just Posted

Lacarya ladies golf report for July 10

Weather gods kindly provided a dry afternoon so 15 ladies could play at Lacarya Golf Course

NDP candidate wants to make communities more affordable

Gina Myhill-Jones also counts rich volunteer experience as an asset to her potential as a politician

Back in Time

Historical Perspective

Wells Gray gets voice on provincial tourism council

TWG marketing manager Stephanie Molina recently appointed to Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study

Researchers found performance on key areas varies by province and territory

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

The 26th ceremony in Penticton welcomed powerful figures both from on and off the ice

RCMP investigate two shootings in the Lower Mainland

Incidents happened in Surrey, with a victim being treated at Langley Memorial Hospital

CRA program to help poor file taxes yields noticeable bump in people helped

Extra money allows volunteer-driven clinics to operate year-round

Recall: Certain Pacific oysters may pose threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Consumers urged to either return affected packages or throw them out

How a Kamloops-born man helped put us on the moon

Jim Chamberlin did troubleshooting for the Apollo program, which led to its success

Most Read