Calling All Men: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in Support of Violence Prevention | 11:30am on September 21 | Edmonton

Walk a Mile-EdmontonWalk a Mile in Her Shoes is a pledge-based fundraiser where men walk in women’s heels to raise awareness of family violence, and funds to support YWCA Edmonton violence prevention and recovery programs. Only men can participate in the walk; however, women play a big role as a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ally.  Women can encourage and challenge men to participate and raise funds to help women and children walk away from family violence. Men can register as an individual, create a team, or join an existing team. Each walker is encouraged to raise $1,000 in pledges to help us meet our goal of $160,000. Proceeds from this event fund YWCA Edmonton counselling centre and violence prevention and recovery programs. YWCA Edmonton needs your help to raise funds to support critical programs and services that help women and families walk away from domestic violence.

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2016 Texas 4000 Team Rolls Into Edmonton As Part Of 70-Day Journey to Alaska for 13th Annual Ride Benefitting Cancer Research

Texas Ride fpr Cancer ResearchOn the longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world, the Texas 4000 team will be rolling through Edmonton on Thursday, July 21st, just 48 days after departing from Austin, Texas on their way to Anchorage, Alaska. While in Edmonton, the 2016 Texas 4000 Team will celebrate and share hope, knowledge and charity with friends and family before continuing on their 70-day journey. 67 riders who have raised over $485,000 for cancer research, treatment and prevention will begin 4,000-mile bicycle journey The 67 undergraduate and graduate students from The University of Texas at Austin will brave the rain, sleet, wind, snow, heat and pedal more than 4,000 miles in the fight against cancer. After 18-months of leadership development training, volunteering, fundraising, and cycling, riders are put to the test throughout their summer ride to Alaska. 

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Streets Alive Mission Hosts Summer Wing Ding 2016 Fundraiser in Lethbridge

LethbridgeCountry 95’s Brent “Brooksie” Brooks is sure to bring the fun as emcee at the Summer Wing Ding 2016 fundraiser. On July 19th, everyone is invited to join in the fantastic evening of food, friends, and fun, complete with dinner, dessert, and lively entertainment, all in support of Streets Alive Mission. Get in quick, this event is always a sell out due to the 200 seat limit, and tickets must be bought in advance. Ken Kissick, co-founder of Streets Alive Mission says, “Wing Ding is an event to connect people passionate about making a difference in our community with the life changing programs offered through Streets Alive Mission.”The Wing Ding is Streets Alive Mission’s main fundraising event for the summer. There will be a number of ways to contribute to the life-recovery services, offered at no-charge, to the people served at the Mission:

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Wood Buffalo Housing Development Corporation Rental Units Cleared for Re-Occupation

WBHDCThe Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corporation (WBHDC) announced today it has cleared all its rental accommodations for re-occupation by residents displaced by wildfire, with the exception of seniors’ accommodations. WBHDC has completed the cleaning of the common areas in all its buildings including all walls, ceilings and carpets, HVAC systems and air scrubbing, and replacement of insulation in buildings where it was required. Sample data tested by our environmental consultant identifies ‘minimal concern for occupant health and safety.”I want to commend WBHDC staff who returned to Fort McMurray early, our insurance adjuster, Crawford Canada, and the more than 350 clean-up contractors that have enabled us to open our doors ahead of schedule,” said Maggie Farrington, Chair of WBHDC’s Board.

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