Friday, November 8, 2013




RCMP thank local  businesses for helping Purple Light Nights cause

Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, RCMP UFVRD


ctober saw another successful endeavour to promote Domestic Violence awareness through the Purple Lights Night campaign. During October there were three events to promote awareness.


On October 1st saw the lighting of the tree, in Purple lights, at Kens Tire and Wheel on Alexander Avenue to start the awareness campaign. The tree lighting was well attended by the community.


On October 5th, Purple Lights Night participated in the Fourth annual Chilliwack Connect, sponsored by the First Avenue Assembly Church. The 24th of October saw the Domestic Violence Awareness Forum being held at City Hall.

These events would not have been a success without the support and participation of numerous businesses and community service groups.


There were twenty-two businesses that actively supported Purple Lights.


They include; Decades Coffee Shop, Harvest Café, Mary’s Uniforms, Logan’s Home Hardware, The Bookman, Yale Central Pharmacy, The Town Butcher, Ken’s Tire and Wheel, Rustica’s Restaurant, Video Tonight, Hofstede’s , Chatter’s Hair Salon, Shear Hair Shoppe, The Preserved Seed, Vita Bella, Garrison Bistro, Waves Coffee Shop, VanCity, Nuggets Books, Jack’s Cycle, Undine’s Spa and Fortin’s Home Hardware.

The community service groups that gave their support include; The University of the Fraser Valley health unit and Library, Chilliwack Community Health Unit, Chilliwack Community Services, Ann Davis Services, and Chilliwack Crime Prevention Services.

The members of the City’s Public Safety Advisory Council and the Chilliwack RCMP would like to thank the community partners for their support. Their numbers reflect the strong desire by the community to see Domestic Violence disappear through awareness and prevention.




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