City of Leduc hosting new family violence fundraiser
On Nov. 6, the City of Leduc will host the inaugural ‘Breakfast with the Mayor’ event to raise awareness and funds to help end family violence in the Leduc region. The fundraiser will build on the success of ‘Breakfast with the Guys’, which the city previously hosted between 2015 and 2017. That event raised a total of more than $48,000 in support of local family violence support agencies.
“Family violence is a complex issue that requires compassion, understanding and support from every corner of our community to address,” says City of Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “Its effects are more far-reaching than many people realize, and we wanted to create a ‘Made in Leduc’ solution to let people in our community know that we are here to help them in any way we can.”
The theme for this year’s event is ‘It’s Not that Easy: Understanding the Complexities of Family Violence.’ Guest speaker Namrata (Mona) Gill, a member of Edmonton Police Service (EPS), will speak about her firsthand experience with family violence and the lessons she’s learned through her 18-year career with EPS.
“Family violence is a human rights issue. We all have a duty to speak up and work towards ending this,” says Gill. “We also have a duty to support both women and men who are living with family violence as until you are in this situation, you don’t understand why they don’t just leave.”
- WHAT: Breakfast with the Mayor
- WHEN: Nov. 6, 2018 (7:30 a.m.)
- WHERE: Executive Royal Hotel Edmonton (8450 Sparrow Drive, Leduc)
- TICKETS: $400 for a table of eight; or $65 per person (prices include GST, add $1.50 ticket surcharge)
Tickets are available for purchase online at: http://bit.ly/2MO4MSE
Proceeds of this year’s Breakfast with the Mayor will be going to two local organizations: Riseup Society Alberta and the Leduc and District Victim Services Unit.
For more information, visit Leduc.ca or call 780-980-7177.
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Natalie Lang, Corporate Communications