WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES

Wanye
September 02 2013 04:37PM

YWCA Edmonton will be holding the 4th annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event on September 10th, 2013 and for the first year OilersNation is proud to be a sponsor of the event. Does this mean that certain people around NationHQ will have to wear sexy stilettos and strut about Churchill Square? Oh yeah.

Does that include Jason Gregor? Big time.

WHAT IS THIS?

The Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event is looking to raise $100,000 to provide family violence prevention and recovery programs including continued funding of a Counselling Centre, Lakseside Haven family violence healing retreats and the GirlSpace youth empowerment program.

Engaging men and boys in bringing more attention to this matter is a key part of the solution. 1 in 4 Alberta women are victims of domestic violence if you can fathom that. On any given day, more than 200 Alberta women will seek protection from a shelter or transition home.

Events like the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes are a key part of raising funds and bringing awareness to this issue in Alberta.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

As a sponsor of the event we are also gonna field the coolest team in all of Edmonton. Team OilersNation includes our Captain Jason Gregor, Brian Sutherby and the NationHQ crew as well as some assorted ne'er do wells and vagabonds we have met on this journey of life. 

If you are interested in joining up with Team OilersNation and feel you can raise $200 in donations at the drop of a hat click on this here link. You get to walk in high heels, get a free OilersNation tee and get to help out a great cause. If that doesn't seal the deal you can send any questions you have please email jay@oilersnation.com and he will be happy to get you all the information you need.

Good luck to the YWCA and this great fundraiser for a good cause.

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#1 geoilersgist
September 02 2013, 05:55PM
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THIS ARTICLE NEEDS A NICE FIST

Edit: this is a great cause. I can't believe one in four women are abused in Alberta.

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#2 John Chambers
September 02 2013, 06:10PM
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You're the coolest, Wanye. Fer real.

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#3 50 in 39
September 02 2013, 07:28PM
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Nice work Wanye. Donation made.

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#4 DSF
September 02 2013, 07:51PM
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PayPal?

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#5 Oilers G- Nations Poet Laureate
September 02 2013, 09:19PM
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DSF. I normally would have trashed your post just simply because it is you, but seeing as this thread is all about charity I felt compelled to give you a pass on this one.

I'm really broke, or I'd drop some paper for those fine folks. I guess cutting DSF some slack is charitable, no?

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#6 50 in 39
September 02 2013, 09:32PM
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@DSF

Yes

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#7 Geoff
September 02 2013, 10:35PM
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http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2012001/article/11643-eng.pdf

For anyone who wants to look more into it :) 2010 figures though.

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