BC Provincial Gathering and Day of Fasting February 13, 2019
Our deepest thanks to the thousands who joined us on February 13th for our Provincial Gathering and Day of Fasting. What a beautiful day of ceremony, filled with poignant moments and heartfelt, passionate words from many, including Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin, Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Chief Commissioner Marion Buller, Premier John Horgan, Sage Lacerte, and our co-founders Paul and Raven Lacerte.
The Gathering also marked the formal launch our K-12 Moose Hide Campaign Education Initiative, a free online platform designed to help teachers and their students join us in creating a future that is safe for all women and children. Youth are a key part of the journey towards ending gender-based violence and their powerful voices were represented by speakers Mercedes Marshall and Duncan Ryans, as well as Shauntelle’s gripping spoken word piece. We are humbled by youth’s strength and are so looking forward to seeing how they will influence our journey towards ending violence against women and children.
Thank you for taking a day to reflect on why this work is important, to remember who you’re doing it for, and to connect with each other and strengthen your resolve to build a Canada that is free from gender-based violence. Thank you for standing with us.
We will continue to ask men to take positive and concrete steps forward in standing up and speaking out against violence towards women and children. By taking part in this one day fast you are showing your love and respect for the women in your life and supporting their right for peace and safety in their homes and communities.
Paul Lacerte, co-Founder –Moose Hide Campaign
Watch of the story of the Moose Hide Campaign movement so far…
The Story of a Million Moose Hides
2019 Provincial Gathering and Day of Fasting Event video
Prime Minister's message
Province of BC video
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Students at Langley Fine Arts School pledge their support for the Moose Hide Campaign.
Province of BC Ministry Leads pledge their support of the Campaign
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