YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® presented by Shoppers Drug Mart

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 Banff Avenue.

Walk A Mile 2018 will be held at BANFF AVENUE SQUARE on Friday, September 14, 2018.




Event Day

YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® presented by Shoppers Drug Mart takes place rain or shine.

When: Friday, September 14, 2018

WhereBanff Avenue Square

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

ShoesWear whichever shoes you feel most yourself in! If heels are your thing, they will be available to borrow at the event (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 carla@ywcabanff.ca for more information.

TransportationROAM Transit is generously providing free transportation between Canmore and Banff on Sept. 14th for participants commuting to Walk A Mile. Please email carla@ywcabanff.ca to receive your complimentary vouchers.

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.

What To Wear:  Walkers are encouraged to wear whichever clothes they are most comfortable in (costumes are not necessary). Team outfits are also welcome. For photos of last year’s event, click here. 

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YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® has raised $500,000 in the past nine years. In total, more than 1400 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.

YWCA Banff would like to thank the sponsors of Bow Valley Walk A Mile In Her Shoes:
Presenting Sponsor
Platform Sponsor
Media Sponsor