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  July 2012 E-NEWS
In This Issue
BCAB Award
Game Changer Award
Embracing the Families
Building Community Bridges
Prayer Convoy
Lulay Helps Women's Place
Got Consent?
Quick EVA BC Links
Other Links

Aboriginal Health

The FREDA Centre

Legal Services Society

We Can BC Campaign


August 12 -
International Youth Day

September 8 -
International Literacy Day

September 21 -
International Day of Peace

October 18 -
Persons Day in Canada

November 7 to 9 -
"Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence:  Exploring the Continuum of Violence Against Women and Girls"

"Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit."

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-
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 topper Be More Than a Bystander Kicks Off 2nd Season!


Founding partners of the Be More Than a Bystander initiative got together on June 28th at BC Place stadium to celebrate the successes of the campaign's first year and mark the launch of the second year.  

L-R:  Tracy Porteous, Executive Director, EVA BC; Jamie Taras, Director of Community Relations, BC Lions; Ben Archibald, BC Lions; Patricia Etris, Director, Community Involvement, Encana Corporation; JR Larose, BC Lions; Dean Valli, BC Lions; The Honourable Mary McNeil, Minister of Children and Family Development; George Chayka, Vice-President, Business, BC Lions.


To view a video about the 2nd year launch event, click here  


To download the full news release, click here

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EVA BC Receives Humanitarian Award from the 

BC Association of Broadcasters    


On May 11th, the BC Association of Broadcasters awarded the Ending Violence Association of BC with its Humanitarian Award for 2012. This award will translate into over a million dollars worth of advertising time on television and radio stations throughout BC for  "Be More Than a Bystander" public service announcements. 


EVA BC Executive Director Tracy Porteous was presented with the award at BCAB's Gala Awards Dinner in Vancouver, along with BC Lions Director of Community Relations Jamie Taras.

To download the full news release,  click here  


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EVA BC Continues to Change the Game!


EVA BC Executive Director Tracy Porteous was honoured at the BC Lions pre-season home game on June 13th as Scotiabank's Game Changer in recognition of her many years of service in the anti-violence sector and success with the Be More Than a Bystander campaign. Bruce Arthurs, Vice-President Vancouver/Central BC & Yukon District of Scotiabank was on hand to present a donation of $1,000 to EVA BC.


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Embracing the Families

Embracing the Families is an online fundraiser founded by EVA BC Indigenous Communities Project Consultant Bev Jacobs.  It is a new initiative to raise funds to support the families of missing and murdered women.  


In efforts to raise awareness and encourage donations, a social media campaign entitled, "Stop the Silence" has been created by project collaborators. Please go to www.yourmix.ca/benefit.html to view the social media campaign and the amazing songs by powerful musicians. It will move and inspire everyone who watches.   


To read more, click here  


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Building Community Bridges:  

Outreach to At Risk Older Women 


The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BC CEAS), with funding from the Ministry of Justice, Victim Service & Crime Prevention Division, has begun work on the Building Community Bridges: Outreach to At Risk Older Women project.


As part of this project, six support groups for older women, aged 50+, will be established at six independent living facilities in Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey. The six support groups will be facilitated by a Support Group Coordinator with the assistance of 12 trained older adult volunteers.


To read more, click here


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Prayer Convoy Held for Highway of Tears Victims

STV/Outreach & Family Support Worker with the Robson Valley Support Society, Penny Rivard (pictured 5th from left), attended a prayer convoy held in May 2012 for the people and families of murdered and missing women along the Highway of Tears. This event was organized by local pastors from Prince Rupert to McBride.  Penny, along with RCMP Constable Nathan Fox (pictured far right), travelled the McBride to Slim Creek portion of the convoy where they met a convoy from the Prince George area. 


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  Travis Lulay Helps Sources Women's Place


Travis Lulay cheque presentation
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Be More Than a Bystander spokesperson Travis Lulay of the BC Lions took his commitment to helping women impacted by violence and abuse one step further on International Women's Day this year.   


As winner of Gibsons Finest CFL Most Outstanding Player of the Year, Travis was able to choose his charity of choice, making a donation of $10,000 to Sources Women's Place in White Rock/South Surrey.  


L-R: Travis Lulay; Denise Darrell, Director of Sources Women's Place; David Young, Executive Director of Sources Women's Place; and Carolyn McFarlane, from Gibson's Finest Canadian Whiskey.  


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Got Consent?   
A new campaign creates awareness
about consensual sex.


Got Consent? clothing is part of an  

awareness-raising campaign by the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) located at the Point Grey campus of the University of British Columbia.

The campaign touches upon the necessity for consent to be present during all sexual encounters. If consent is not present, it is considered sexual assault...