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Empowered for Life / One Billion Rising Revolution

Harry Lumley Bayshore Centre, Owen Sound

H.E.R Grey Bruce in cooperation with Butterfly Healing brings Empowered For Life!/One Billion Rising Revolution to the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound. 5:30 – Social Hour 6:30 – Healing Drum Circle (Bam! Bam! Boom! Percussion Ensemble) 7:00 – Speakers – Jean-Paul Bedard, Carrie Ann Kent, and Advocate, Glen Canning 8:30 – Music and Dance (Drew McIvor and Bam528!) Join us for an empowering evening of healing, survival and advocacy as we DRUM, DANCE, RISE. MC: Manny Paiva The Healing Drum Circle with Bam! Bam! Boom! Percussion Ensemble is for everyone, whether you are drumming, holding the healing space for yourself and others, or moving to the rhythms. There will be some drums available – bring your own if possible. The Speakers will present moving yet insightful and hopeful messages. We feel very privileged and honoured to have Glen Canning, Jean-Paul Bedard and Carrie Ann Kent with us for this evening. We will close the evening dancing to the music of our very own Drew McIvor and Bam528! “Dance is one of the most powerful forces on the earth…The struggle of humanity is the struggle to return to our bodies. Dancing allows us to come back into our bodies as individuals and groups and a world….” (Eve Ensler) Admission is by donation. Pizza $2 and beverage $1 will be available. There will be a flashmob earlier in the day (noon). For anyone interested…follow Sole to Soul Flashmob Owen Sound fb page for songs and practice times. There is an “Empowered for Life!” Workshop from 1-3 p.m. prior to the evening event. See butterflyhealing fb page for full details about this workshop and other events they have planned during the week. Contact for information.



International Women’s Day

Lakeshore Recreation Centre, Port Elgin

At the Lakeshore Recreation Centre in Port Elgin organized by Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey. For tickets contact:



International Women’s Day

Inn on the Bay Best Western, Owen Sound

7:30 – 9:30 am at the Inn on the Bay Best Western, Owen Sound organized by the Women’s Centre. For tickets contact:



Into the Open 2 – What does prevention look like?

Grey Bruce Health Unit classroom, Owen Sound

5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Grey Bruce Health Unit classroom Owen Sound This is the second Community Round Table on sexual violence prevention presented by Violence Prevention Grey Bruce. John Swales and Carrie Seward, survivors of sexual assault and advocates for men and women will speak and we will work together to build a shared understanding and sexual abuse prevention strategies. Registration is required for this free event. Contact for more information and to register.



Into the Open 3 – Taking Action on Sexual Violence

Grey Bruce Health Unit classroom, Owen Sound

For information and to register contact Colleen:



Into The Open: Art for Change Workshop

The Harmony Centre (Owen Sound), Owen Sound,

Address: 890 4th Avenue East,.

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce (VPGB) is recruiting 60 community participants for a free arts initiative inspired by the theme “Into the Open – Preventing Sexual Violence in Grey Bruce”. Participants DO NOT need to be survivors of sexual violence. Anyone who wants to bring the issue of sexual violence into the open is welcome. Participants will work in groups of 10 with a pair of mentors in a one day workshop on April 9th, 2016. Facilitators will include a trained artist and a survivor mentor to help participants develop their ideas and abilities with the goal of preparing a piece or presentation for a public showcase in May. The artist mentors will represent a range of disciplines including dance, drama, creative writing, and visual arts. VPGB hopes to use art to bring conversations about sexual violence into the open where they can raise awareness and decrease stigma. This free workshop is open to all levels of experience and participants 16 and up. Registration is first come first served. Artist mentors and their mediums will be announced in February. Materials, food, and good company will be provided. Interested participants should contact Jon Farmer at for more information.
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Into the Open: Art Showcase and Performance

The Heartwood Concert Hall, Owen Sound

Age restrictions: All Ages.
Address: 939 2nd Ave E.

This is the follow up event to the Into the Open Art for Change Workshop held April 9th. We’re inviting participants back and accepting submissions from local painters, artists, poets, musicians, and performers of all types to share art inspired by the theme of bringing sexual violence into the open. For more information or to submit a piece or performance, contact Jon Farmer at




Sheatre – Be Our Ally

The Harmony Centre (Owen Sound), Owen Sound,

Age restrictions: All Ages.
Address: 890 4th Avenue East,.

Be Our Ally gives a voice to LGBTQ youth and their allies, and challenges homophobia through interactive theatre, photography and music. Over 50 youth living in Grey-Bruce-Owen Sound created BOA in collaboration with artists Joan Chandler, Anna Gaby-Trotz and david sereda. Be Our Ally is currently on tour in south western Ontario and Violence Prevention Grey Bruce is proud to sponsor a community viewing of the play in Owen Sound.




Victim Services Bruce-Grey-Perth Presents

Harry Lumley Bayshore Centre, Owen Sound

Age restrictions: No Minors.
Box office: 5193767474.

The #MeToo movement, public revelations of sexual misconduct, and concern about police “unfounded” cases of sexual violence are riveting the public. If we are going to end all forms of sexual, physical, and emotional violence including workplace harassment, we must deepen our understanding of the nature and causes of this violence. We must understand the complex reasons why some men use violence in their relationships and develop effective ways to engage men to prevent violence in partnership with women’s organizations. We must help parents and teachers learn new ways to raise boys to be men and engage boys and men as allies with girls and women to build a society of respect and gender equality. And we must use these frameworks to develop action plans for our own communities. Michael Kaufman is a Canadian author, educator, and theorist focused on engaging men and boys to promote gender equality, end violence against women, and end self-destructive ideals of manhood. He co-founded the White Ribbon Campaign in 1991 and has recently been appointed by the Prime Minister of Canada to his G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council. For more information and to register online go to Registration deadline-Monday June 4, 2018 To register by fax, email to request a registration form.




The Women’s Centre – Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Harrison Park, Owen Sound,

Age restrictions: All Ages.
Box office: 519-376-0755.
Address: 75 2nd Ave E,.

This event will be held Sunday, June 3, 2018 1:00 pm at Harrison Park, Owen Sound. What is it?: This is a high-profile fundraiser that has been “walking” all over North America. Men will champion to end women abuse and sexual violence by walking the walk and talking the talk by asking friends, family, co-workers and workplaces to sponsor them through pledges. We are looking for community men who are brave enough to walk a mile (or half a mile) in a pair of women’s heels to bring awareness to the need to end violence against women. Help us to bring awareness to the need to end violence against women Challenge another workplace, your friends, co-workers, service clubs, sports teams, or organization in your area We supply the shoes Come and join a fun family day for all! So will you join us and “walk” for the women in the community?




‘Road to Healing’ Open House

Lakeshore Recreation Centre, Port Elgin

1:00 – 4:00 pm Local agencies that deal with domestic and sexual abuse, mental health and addictions, and other issues will be showcased in Port Elgin at a free event sponsored by Empowered for Life. For more info go to

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