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Empowerment for women at YWCA Spark Your Heart event in Peterborough

Peterborough Examiner – March 31, 2017 – by Clifford Skarstedt The YWCA Spark Your Heart event, a youth-led celebration of Women ­ Past, Present and Future, was held Thursday night at Seeds of Change on George St. Tonya-Leah Watts was the event’s keynote speaker. Participants also took part participating in an empowering break-out session. The…read more

YWCA donations surpass $35,000

The Minden Times – March 21, 2017 – by Jenn Watt The YWCA’s matching donations program has been embraced so whole-heartedly that by the end of March, the organization will likely be unable to find matching funds for new donations. But that doesn’t mean there’s not more to do. “We were at $17,877 [donated] earlier…read more

If you think women are not trafficked in Peterborough, think again

Peterborough This Week – March 17, 2017 – by Todd Vandonk Girls as young as 15 are being sold for sex in Peterborough. “Around-the-clock activity at hotels and motels would indicate that it is a big issue,” explains Peterborough police chief Murray Rodd. “It is organized; it is sophisticated and it extremely concerning.” Since February,…read more

Evening raises more than $7,800 for shelter

The Haliburton County Echo – March 14, 2017 – by Chad Ingram There was a sense of deja vu for the women involved in a March 8 fundraiser that brought in some $7,845 for the local women’s shelter. “Here we are again,” said Heather Ross to the crowd in the great hall at Haliburton’s Fleming…read more

Evening of song will support women’s shelter

The Haliburton County Echo – March 7, 2017 – by Chad Ingram An evening of storytelling and song on March 8 will not only celebrate International Women’s Day, but also raise money for HERS (Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace).  The fundraiser, which will feature the music of Zoe Chilco, Cassidy Glecoff and Sage Christiano, as well…read more

Essential service

The Haliburton County Echo – March 7, 2017 – by Lynda Shadbolt I had no idea that my sister was suffering. She had been divorced for a couple of years and had started to go on dates again. The year was 2004 and she had met who we thought was a really nice man. We…read more

YWCA fundraiser has special meaning to organizer

The Haliburton County Echo – February 28. 2017 – by Jenn Watt When Georgia Shank heard that the YWCA had to close its shelter last year due to increased use and lack of funding, the news affected her on a personal level. Shank is a survivor of an abusive relationship and used shelter services in…read more