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MEDIA RELEASE 3rd Annual Community Walk – Walk4Change6NAY Six Nations – September 8, 2014 – Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services will host our 3rd Annual Community Walk – Walk4Change6NAY on Saturday September 27, 2014. At Ganohkwasra we strive to raise awareness about the effects of violence and promote ways for community to make healthy choices.

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3rd Annual Community Walk – Walk4Change6NAY

Six Nations – September 8, 2014 – Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services will host our 3rd Annual Community Walk – Walk4Change6NAY on Saturday September 27, 2014. At Ganohkwasra we strive to raise awareness about the effects of violence and promote ways for community to make healthy choices.

There are many Walks that occur annually across Canada and the World that promote ending violence against women and remembering murdered and missing Aboriginal women. At Six Nations, our community will join together to Walk so that we can denounce violence, whether it be violence against women, men, children and youth, partner violence, bullying in the schools and/or workplace, violence in sports, cyber-bullying, elder abuse, sexual assault or any other form of violence.

We will once again walk in from the four directions into Veterans Park, starting at 10:30 am. Starting points are from the West – SN Community Hall, East – Baptist Church, South – Jamieson School, North – Ganohkwasra. At Veterans Park, we are honored to have a musical performance by Jason Shawana, who will sing his newly released single, “It Ends With Me” as part of his social networking campaign to end domestic violence. #ITENDSWITHME. In addition to the musical performance we will have speakers, information booths from agencies on Six Nations, Brantford and Hamilton, free draws, free t-shirts and free BBQ. We will have a video booth set-up where we will be taping community members who wish to express their message to end violence for our 3rd Public Service Announcement. The event will conclude at 1:00 pm.

About Ganohkwasra

Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services is a non-profit organization. We offer various programs and services to First Nations people experiencing family violence. We provide holistic programs based on Ogweho:weh teachings that integrate the mind, body and spirit. This combined with mainstream counselling techniques provide a basis for helping one to accept responsibility for their total being.

Contact

To learn more about the Walk, please contact:

Sandra Montour, Executive Director
Julia Bomberry, Manager of Therapeutic Services
Alana McDonald, Manager of Residential Services
Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services
1781 Chiefswood Rd, P.O. Box 250, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
Office: 519-445-4324
Fax: 519-445-4825

smontour@ganohkwasra.ca
jbomberry@ganohkwasra.ca
amcdonald@ganohkwasra.ca

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