New society against violence has formed in Barriere

The Anti-Violence Advocates Society is advocating and working towards a community that will not tolerate violence or abuse

To the editor;

The Anti-Violence Advocates Society is a new Barriere group  that is advocating and working towards a community that will not tolerate violence or abuse.

Our Board of Directors are: Adrienne Pullen – president, Sylvia Chivers – vice-president, Lynn Wright – secretary, Grace Baker – treasurer, Barb Gordon – marketing/funding.

Our first initiative is to provide support to people affected by violence or abuse by providing an emergency kit for women and children who often have to leave their homes with nothing.  These kits will contain items that will provide them with the basic necessities such as toothpaste and a toothbrush, comb and brush, etc., a blanket/quilt for a child to snuggle up in and a stuffed animal for them to hang onto.

Our second initiative is to provide an education program in our schools to teach our youth about healthy relationships.  This is a four year program that is delivered to grades 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Education of our youth is the means by which the cycle of violence can be broken.

If you would like to show your support (for just $10 a year) you can become a member of our society by contacting me at the number below.  You can also drop off your bottles and cans to the Bag Lady Bottle Depot in Barriere and donate the proceeds to ‘Anti Violence’.

If you have any questions, or would like to get involved, please contact me at 250-672-2111.

Barb Gordon

Barriere, B.C.