An Orange Wave of Courage will move into Swift Current today when Theo Fleury and the Victor Walk will be in the community.
Fleury and his team are in Saskatchewan this week for a five-community stop in conjunction with a walk from Saskatoon to Regina. The Victor Walk Movement is a nation wide initiative which hopes to change the way Canadians understand the effects of childhood trauma. An estimated one in two girls and one in three boys fall victim to unwanted sexual advances before the age of 18.
Today’s event in Swift Current will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a Victor Walk which will cover a two kilometre route from Market Square to the Chinook Pathway. Griffin Funk will be playing music at Market Square from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m as people are gathering for the walk, plus from 5 to 5:30 p.m. as walk participants return to Market Square.
At 5:30 p.m. there will be a series of speeches at Market Square, including a message by Fleury.
A showing of Fleury’s documentary Victor Walk will be screened at the Lyric Theatre starting at 7 p.m. There will be a question and answer period following the documentary.
In addition to raising awareness, the Victor Walk Movement also raises funds for the Breaking Free Foundation (BFF), founded by Theo Fleury and other advocates. The mission of BFF is to provide survivors of traumatic life events with the treatment and support needed to reclaim their lives.
For more information on Victor Walk 2017: http://victorwalk.com/about/about-the-walk/