Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
No Silence on Violence
Chilliwack tree-lighting highlights domestic abuse
Released by Cst. Ashley St. Germaine, RCMP UFVRD
Chilliwack Councillor Sue Attrill (right) joined Ann Davis Society board members in a tree-lighting ceremony on Alexander Ave. Wednesday.
ctober is Purple Light Nights month. This community sponsored awareness campaign began in king County, Washington in 2007. The goal is to increase awareness of domestic violence issues and itís affect upon children and families. As well it provides education to build healthy relationships.
Several community groups; such as Police based Victim Assistance, Community Services, Community based Victim Assistance, the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment RCMP, and the Anne Davis Transition Services have come together to support Purple Light Nights for the month of October.
The month will commence with the annual lighting of the tree. This year the tree is being donated by local business, Kenís Tire and Wheel at 45798 Alexander Avenue.
To support this initiative the public may purchase, for a $2.00 donation, a purple light at the Chilliwack Crime Prevention Services building at 45877 Wellington Avenue. As Well several downtown businesses will be selling Purple Lights.
For further information you may contact Chilliwack Crime Prevention Services at 604-393-3000 or the following individuals; Darlene at 604-393-3026, Beverly at 604-792-4267, or Shelley at 604-792-3116.
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