If you were in Victoria Park over the noon hour Thursday, you likely saw a lot of people in red high-heels.
The annual “Walk a Mile In Her Shoes” campaign has been going on for about 10 years across Canada. It sees many members of the public walk about a mile in red high heels to raise awareness for domestic violence issues.
YWCA CEO Melissa Coomber-Bendsten said this is an important event in Regina.
“This is really an opportunity for corporate Regina and the community in Regina to really stand up and step up, literally step up into a pair of high heel shoes to show their support for women who experienced gender-based violence and for women’s equality in general.”
— Ryan McNally (@RyanE_McNally) September 13, 2018
“First and foremost, it’s super fun; and while the issues that we’re talking about are super serious, it’s nice to be able to have conversations with folks about those issues in a fun and interesting way.”
Close to $20,000 was raised during the walk a mile in her shoes event. 620 CKRM’s Gloria Evans and members of our sister stations–the WOLF and MY 92 also took part in the walk.
Domestic violence continues to have a lasting effect in Saskatchewan, as numbers in the province are continually some of the highest in the country.