The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women.

Day of Remembrance

As well as commemorating the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence that shocked the nation, December 6 represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. It is also an opportunity to consider the women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality, and to remember those who have died as a result of gender-based violence. And finally, it is a day on which communities can consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

Please plan to join us in City Hall Park on Tuesday, December 6 at 5:00pm for a Candlelight Vigil.  We are very pleased that Her Worship Tara Veer, Mayor, City of Red Deer will be joining us a featured speaker at the Vigil.  MC Ian Wheeliker - Executive Director, CAWES and Irving Kurz - Collaborative Coordinator, DRVIC will also share a few words.  

CAWES is grateful for our friends at UFCW Canada who have stepped up each year to coordinate a giving campaign in conjunction with the event.  Thank you!



Plan to make a difference and join us for an even bigger and better James Bond inspired event in 2017!

All proceeds from this year's CAWESINO Royale will benefit the innovative Children's Healing Centre and trauma informed services for children exposed to abuse and domestic violence.


 What a Girl Wants Web

Join us and HGTV’s Sarah Baeumler for a night of stunning fashion from across Bower Place at the What a Girl WantsFashion Event, on September 24th.  There will be two shows, one at 5:00pm and the other at 7:00pm.  

A limited number of tickets are now available for the shows at only $20 each.  Each ticket comes with a $10 Bower Place Gift Card and swag bag full of fabulous coupons and free samples.  Plus, all of the proceeds go to support  the Number 1 Rated Charity in our Community:  The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter.  

Each ticket provides you with a Win-Win-Win . . . great fun & show, great coupons and swag, great charity and support!

For tickets, you may attend Guest Services at Bower Place, or simply purchase online via Eventbrite - click here for tickets:

Executive Home Building Centre Teams Up WIth DV Court Team

Home Hdwe BBQT

Plan to join us for lunch this Thursday, August 18, between 11:00 and 2:00, at Home Hardware, 7894 - 48 Avenue for a tasty burger and pop - all for only $5.  Thank you Home Hardware for hosting this fun filled event.  We are grateful to the lead organizers and BBQ hosts Steve Williams - Executive Home Building Centre and Sue Williams and her colleagues - Domestic Violence Court Team.

The support of solid community builders like Home Hardware ( and the contributions of all those who join us at the event are helping to change the lives of families impacted by domestic violence in our community. Thank you!

Fun Filled Event in support of CAWES

Mini Fair Poster low res

Plan to join us on Saturday, August 13th - drop in anytime between 12:00 - 4:00pm. The event will be set up in the new, very well designed parking lot on the corner of 47 Ave and 50 Street.

Grab a smokie off the BBQ, a drink of your choice, and chips for only $5 . . . take a chance at your luck with the 50/50 cash draw, wheel spin, games for the whole family, pie eating contest, and amazing prizes. We'll also have face painters, a photo booth, fortune teller, henna tattoo artist, and fun games for children of all ages.

Hope to see you there!