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Walk a Mile Muskoka returns Sept. 24th
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Walk a Mile Muskoka returns Sept. 24th

Posted: 2023-09-05 14:13:08 By: thebay

Walk a Mile Muskoka is coming back this September to raise $30,000 for gender-based violence prevention in Muskoka. This year’s event is being organized by YWCA Muskoka and Muskoka Pride and will be held on Sunday, September 24 at 11am in Memorial Park, Bracebridge. 

For the past seven years, YWCA Muskoka has held an annual Walk a Mile Muskoka event for gender-based violence prevention. In 2022, the event was rebranded to Walk a Mile in Their Shoes in partnership with Muskoka Pride. The expansion was to reflect the realities of gender-based violence, and the fact that this walk is for everyone - not just men. 

Statistics Canada reported that approximately every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. Sexual minority Canadians are almost 3 times more likely to experience violent victimization than heterosexual Canadians.

A 2021 report from Egale says that homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia remain rampant in Canadian schools.

The funds raised at Walk a Mile will be used for violence prevention initiatives in Muskoka - specifically to run youth programs.

Register to walk at www.walkamilemuskoka.ca