YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® presented by Shoppers Drug Mart
is an annual event which raises funds, friends and awareness for the YWCA’s work to prevent intimate partner violence and promote healthy relationships in the Bow Valley.
This lighthearted event asks individuals to take a stand against violence by strapping on a pair of high heel shoes and walking down Main Street in Canmore.
Walk A Mile 2017 will be held at the CANMORE CIVIC CENTRE on Friday, September 15, 2017.
YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® presented by Shoppers Drug Mart takes place rain or shine.
When: Friday, September 15, 2017
Where: Canmore Civic Centre
Time: Noon (Registration opens 11:30am, walk begins 12:30pm)
Shoes: Wear your own, or borrow a pair at the event (we have heels up to a size 17!)
Registration: Walk a Mile is a pledge-based event with no registration fee. All walkers are encouraged to raise a minimum of $250 to help us reach our fundraising goal of $65,000. Register as an individual, create a team or join an existing team and start fundraising with these helpful tips.
Minors are welcome to participate in Walk A Mile too! Waivers for participants who are under 18 years of age must be signed by a parent or guardian. Contact Carla Snow at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Perks: Complimentary BBQ lunch and a free drink at the after-party is offered to all participants.
Donations: Accepted online, in person and at the event. Donations can be made to a specific walker, team or to the event itself. Ask family, friends and co-workers to support you.
What To Wear: Walkers are encouraged to wear what they usually wear to work, so suits, uniforms, or business casual. Team outfits are also welcome. For photos of last year’s event, click here.
YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® has raised $450,000 in the past eight years. In total, more than 1200 men from across the Bow Valley have strapped on high heels to take a stand against domestic violence, with women providing essential support in numerous volunteer and fundraising capacities.
This year, as part of the YWCA’s commitment to shaping a thriving, equitable society, Walk A Mile registration is open to everyone regardless of gender, age or ability.
Thank you to the participants, sponsors, donors, volunteers and supporters for making this event so impactful.