Swift Current is one of three confirmed Saskatchewan locations hosting a Victor Walk in support of the initiative led by former NHLer Theo Fleury.
Swift Current's event is set for May 23 and will include a fundraising BBQ along with individuals walking in support of the national initiative calling on people to take a stand against child sexual abuse.
Fleury is walking from Toronto to Ottawa from May 14 to 23, with the 450 kilometre journey ending on the steps of Parliament.
A national movement powered by an Orange Wave of Courage, the Victor Walk will see Fleury stand on the steps of Parliament in Ottawa, giving a voice to those who have been affected by sexual abuse throughout their lifetimes. Supported by communities across the country, this inaugural Victor Walk will be recognized as a national movement and is hoped to change the way Canadians understand the effects of child sexual abuse.
“I recognize that not everyone will be able to join me in Ottawa,” said Fleury. “However, the organization of local Victor Walks ensures that there will be an opportunity for all Canadians to walk together for the same cause. We are encouraging everyone -- survivors, supporters of survivors, and child advocates -- to stand together in hopes of making a difference by getting involved in local Victor Walk events.”
Residents of Swift Current will be doing just that as they gather at Market Square to support and create awareness on how child sexual abuse has affected and impacted their lives. Brought together by their incredible desire for change, members of the community will walk downtown Swift Current, in hopes of raising awareness and funds for the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch.
Those unable to attend Swift Current’s Victor Walk who still wish to support the movement are asked to visit www.victorwalk.com. Here, Canadians can learn more about the Victor Walk and how they can become involved.
The Victor Walk rallies residents to speak out against child sexual abuse, plus it also helps raise funds for a first of its kind treatment centre for children, the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch.
The Victor Movement was created to raise awareness for and support those who have been devastated by child sexual abuse. The Victor Movement highlights the work of and supports Little Warriors, Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte and District and the Siksika Nation.
For more information on the Victor Walk and the 2013 Victor Movement, please visit www.victorwalk.com.