The third annual Hearts in the Park took place Wednesday afternoon at Victoria Park.
The domestic violence awareness program is a partnership between SOFIA house, Regina Police, the Circle Project, as well as the University of Saskatchewan Regina campus.
Executive Director of the Circle Project Ann Perry said it makes sense for all groups to get involved in this project.
“We work with offenders. Our partners SOFIA House work with victims. Regina Police Service work heavily in domestic conflict. The health sector is also affected. It makes sense we have all these groups coming together.”
The program aims to educate people on the impacts of domestic violence, and is held in the middle of National Victims and Survivors of Crime week.
Regina police Staff Sergeant Tim Seiferling said it’s important for RPS to be involved in the awareness campaign.
“It’s just bringing the awareness and the issues of domestic violence within the community. It shows that we care. We have to be a part of the conversation and we have to show that support. By being unified and having these partnerships, it shows the commitment to that.”