Purple Light Night Events in Abbotsford this October

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The purple lights initiative originated in Covington, Washington and has become an international education and awareness campaign. The colour purple represents the international colour that symbolizes domestic violence. Homes and businesses are encouraged to display a string of purple lights throughout October to symbolize that domestic violence has no place in our community and to remember the lives lost from domestic violence. The last 5 year’s Abbotsford has participated in “Purple Lights Nights” events throughout the community.


This year’s events:

Lighting Ceremony

When: October 3rd, 2018, 4pm to 7pm

Where: 3122 Mt Lehman Road., Highstreet Shopping Centre

Info: Voting on the art submissions, taking pictures in the photo booth and light refreshments are happening in the Highstreet Community Room (located at the west end of the outdoor mall). At 5:30pm in the Highstreet Plaza (located outside Cineplex) the Mayor Henry Braun and Police Chief Serr will greet the attendees. There will be inspiring stories and poems from Domestic Violence. survivors. The winners of the art contest will be awarded. The event will end with the Highstreet Plaza lights turning purple. First responders will be in attendance with their vehicles for children to look at and take pictures with. This event is family friendly.

Purple Light Nights Gallery Opening

When: October 11th, 2018, 6pm to 8pm

Where: 32388 Veterans Way, The Reach Gallery Museum

Info: At this event you can view the art contest entries, listen to domestic abuse survivors and make meaningful connections with professionals in the community.

Trauma Informed Yoga

When: October 18th, 2018, 6pm to 8pm

Where: 32388 Veterans Way, The Reach Gallery Museum

Info: The event is limited to 25 participants so please respond by October 12th Amelia.Heins@abbotsfordcommunityservice.com. This is an interactive lecture and yoga class that will look at the therapeutic application of the philosophy and practice of trauma informed yoga when working with trauma survivors. Participants will learn safe, body-based, self regulation techniquesto meets the needs of a wide variety of people to support their day to day functioning and long-term healing. All fitness levels welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat and water bottle.


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