DRPS officers joined the Clarington community for the annual Take Back the Night event on Tuesday to raise awareness about violence against women.
The march began at the Royal Canadian Legion in Bowmanville and walkers travelled through the downtown area. DRPS Members participating included Supt. George Dmytruk, Insp. Rolf Kleum, S/Sgt. John Givelas, Sgt. Debb Anderton, D/Cst Darryl Rice, along with several uniform and auxiliary members. It was a family affair with many children joining the festivities this year. The hope is that the message of anti-violence reaches all ages.
The event is organized by Bethesda House, a Bowmanville-based shelter for abused women and their children.
A similar initiative will take place Thursday night in Oshawa as The Durham Rape Crisis Centre hosts the 23rd Annual Take Back the Night walk. Members of DRPS will again be marching to show support. The evening will feature survivor speakers, entertainment by All Our Relations Metis Drum Circle, refreshments and the annual walk through downtown Oshawa.
Take a stand and call for an end to violence against women and children by joining the walk. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at the YWCA Durham - 1 McGrigor Street between Simcoe and Centre Streets.
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Take back the night Supt. Dmytruk and S/Sgt. Givelas (JPG file, 662.5K bytes)
DRPS Members walk through downtown Bowmanville (JPG file, 816.5K bytes)
DRPS Members join members of the communtiy in downtown Bowmanville (JPG file, 685.8K bytes)