Shine the Light

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Fort Frances mayor June Caul and Riverside Community Counselling Services’s community family violence counsellor Jacquee Loerzel hold up the flag for the “Shine the Light” campaign that is being held this month by Riverside Community Counselling Services, a program of Riverside Health Care, in recognition of woman abuse awareness and prevention month. In addition to asking the public to wear purple on November 13 in order to show their support, there will also be a number of events from community partners 807 & Co. Boutique, Curvy Chick and Oh Boy Sweets that will help to raise awareness and funds to help women who experience violence.

‘Shine the Light’

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Duane Hicks

Mayor Roy Avis joined Riverside Community Counselling Services (RCCS) director Jon Thompson, back left, RCCS counsellor Gina Wonfor-Keast, PAR facilitator James Woods, RCCS counsellor Jacquee Loerzel, and Brenda Whitehead, and Ashlee Grimard of Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre to raise the flag Monday in recognition of November being “Woman Abuse Awareness Month” in the Town of Fort Frances and to promote the “Shine the Light” campaign. The Lakers will dedicate their Nov. 12 game to “Shine the Light.” Nov. 13, meanwhile, is “Wear Purple Day,” when everyone is urged to don plum, lilac, mauve, or similar hues.