The annual Take Back the Night Walk takes place in Williams Lake this Friday, Sept. 21, starting at 5 p.m.
The walk starts at Boitanio Park and winds up at Marie Sharpe Elementary School for a chili and bannock dinner and talk.
Take Back the Night is an internationally recognized initiative that dates back to 1877 when women protested the fear and violence they experienced in the night-time streets of London, England.
In Williams Lake the annual event is organized and hosted by the Violence Awareness & Prevention Committee.
This event empowers women, helps the community take a stand against violence, and is a way of raising awareness.
Everyone is encouraged to participate and send a clear message that violence of any kind will not be tolerated in Williams Lake.
The event is free and supported by Community Policing, School District 27, Cariboo Friendship Society, CMHA, Cariboo Branch, Axis Family Resources and the Women’s Contact Society.
For more information or to volunteer contact Women’s Contact Society director Irene Willsie at 250-392-4118.