Bracebridge Installs Public Benches To Commemorate Women Lost To Domestic Violence
Yesterday, the Town of Bracebridge, in partnership with the Natalie Novak Fund and the Barb’s Benches Project, unveiled one of three purple benches recently installed in the town. These benches commemorate three women from the community who lost their lives to acts of domestic violence.
The Barb’s Benches Project originated in Nova Scotia as a tribute to Barbara Baillie. In 2017, the Barb’s Benches Project was created by the children of Barbara Baillie, the local legislative assembly and the Nova Scotia chapter of Silent Witness, to honour their mother and all victims of domestic violence.
The benches can be found at Annie Williams Memorial Park, the Bracebridge Sportsplex and Memorial Park. They commemorate the lives of Wendy Boland, Natalie Novak and Lindsay Wilson, who lost their lives to domestic violence.