The Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society has announced a new fundraising event this fall.
Voices Against Violence is aimed at promoting awareness of gender-based violence and will address the topic of sexual violence while raising funds for the society’s adult counselling program provided for survivors.
The online event replaces the annual Take Back The Night march, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“While we can’t gather in large groups this year, we encourage our community to gather online at our online ceremony and come together in small groups to explore downtown Kelowna,” according to the Voices Against Violence fundraising page.
The online event will feature speakers, live entertainment, door prizes, and silent auction items. The speakers include leadership coach Amal Alhuwayshil and city councillor Loyal Wooldridge, among others.
Speakers will discuss solutions when it comes to ending domestic violence and helping survivors.
This year’s goal is to raise $25,000, which will help those fleeing from sexual violence.
The event will take place on Oct. 4. More information is available through the Elizabith Fry Society’s fundraising page.