is an annual event which raises funds and awareness for the YWCA’s work to prevent domestic and sexual violence, and to promote healthy relationships in the Bow Valley.

This lighthearted event asks individuals to take a stand against violence by strapping on a pair of their favourite shoes and walking alongside one another as allies down Main Street in Canmore.

Walk A Mile 2019 will be held at CANMORE CIVIC CENTRE on Friday, September 13, 2019.




Event Day

YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® takes place rain or shine.

When: Friday, September 13, 2019

WhereCanmore Civic Centre

Time: Noon (Registration opens at 11:30am, walk begins at 12:30pm)

ShoesThe high heels which have long been a staple of Walk a Mile will remain a symbol of the event and available to those who want to wear them; however, we encourage you to wear whichever fabulous footwear you feel most yourself in!

What To Wear:  Walkers are encouraged to wear whichever clothes they are most comfortable in. Please be respectful and dress in accordance with your identity. Team outfits are also welcome. 

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 carla@ywcabanff.ca for more information.

Perks: A complimentary BBQ lunch and a free drink 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. We suggest asking family, friends, and co-workers to support you.

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YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® has raised close to $550,000 in the past ten years. More than 1500 participants from across the Bow Valley have taken a stand against domestic violence by walking, volunteering, and fundraising for Walk A Mile!

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. We are grateful for all of the participants, sponsors, donors, volunteers and supporters who have been instrumental in making this event so impactful.

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