Purple Light Nights is back in central Alberta

Shine a light, save a life.

Central Alberta is once again joining neighborhoods and cities around the world, to increase the awareness of domestic violence issues and it’s affect upon children and families and provide education on building healthy relationships.

Soroptimist International of Central Alberta, part of a global volunteer organization for women, have teamed up with the Domestic and Relationship Violence Initiative Committee at the Outreach Centre to bring the Purple Light Nights campaign to the region. Several communities that join in lighting up in purple are Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House, Blackfalds and Penhold.

The simple idea of shining a purple light on your porch, light up your trees and shrubs with purple string lights, light up some trees at city hall, shine a purple light in a lamp on your desk, decorate your store front in purple, will start the conversation and bring to light the dark shame of domestic abuse.

Family Violence Prevention Month is November 2019 and shining the lights all month long honors the memory of those victims lost to domestic violence. It gives hope to those still living with abuse, and shows support for the survivors.

The campaign has purple light bulbs, purple wreaths and men’s and ladies t-shirts for sale. To get more information or to make a purchase call Sherri Smith at 403-391-7912 or Sylvia Bouteiller at 403-348-9823.

Visit the Central Alberta Purple Light Nights Facebook page to learn about the campaign and about family violence.



Send your news tips

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Red Deer tailor sets up a factory to begin producing PPE for health care and industry workers

Esmat Bayat is glad to give back to the country that sheltered him as a refugee

August most popular month for vehicle thefts, RCMP warn

10,000 vehicles stolen in Alberta last year

Alberta government announces $48M to support homeless during pandemic

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has announced $48 million in funding for… Continue reading

Calgary Zoo worried about giant pandas as bamboo supply running out

CALGARY — Time and food supplies are running out for two giant… Continue reading

Protestors for Indigenous Lives Matter gather in Wetaskiwin

Protestors gathered along 56 St Wetaskiwin, Alta. August 4, 2020 for Indigenous Lives Matter.

Trump relying on October Surprise

An October Surprise in the United States is now almost inevitable, because… Continue reading

Lebanese confront devastation after massive Beirut explosion

BEIRUT — Residents of Beirut confronted a scene of utter devastation Wednesday,… Continue reading

David Marsden: Back-to-school plan makes sense

Albertans are wise to propose ways to improve students’ return to classrooms… Continue reading

Michael Dawe: 1971’s destructive hailstorm shattered a great summer

Alberta has been experiencing some interesting summer weather this year. Generally, there… Continue reading

Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist, has died

NEW YORK — Pete Hamill, the self-taught, street-wise newspaper columnist whose love… Continue reading

Disney to release ‘Mulan’ on streaming service, for a price

“Mulan” is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt… Continue reading

Wall Street opens higher, following gains in overseas stocks

NEW YORK — Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street, following… Continue reading

The Latest: Norway offers $2.74 and medical aid to Lebanon

BEIRUT — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local):… Continue reading

Most Read