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Provincial Gathering and Day of FastingFebruary 15, 2018


Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC

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JOIN US AND TAKE A STAND TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN

On Feb.15th, 2018, Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and women will meet for the 7th consecutive year in Victoria, BC, to stand together to end violence against Women and Children.  As part of this day of action, thousands of men from across the province will also take part in the One Day Fast.  The One Day Fast is for men to refrain from eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset.  This simple act of sacrifice is a way of showing empathy for women who endure violence in their lives and for fasters to demonstrate the strength of their commitment to end violence against Women and Children.

Multiple regional events are being planned to coincide with the February 15, 2018 Provincial Gathering in Victoria. Information about these events will be posted here as event details are confirmed. Stay tuned! 

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How to get involved

One of the most important things that you can do to help end violence against women and children is to speak out. You can also promote gender equity, healthy relationships, and positive ideas of masculinity in your family, community and workplace.

  • Register online now to fast and/or gather on Feb. 15, 2018
  • Wear and Share the Hide. Order online - they're free
  • Learn more about the Moose Hide Campaign and start one in your organization or community
  • Learn about the historical treatment of Indigenous peoples and how you can support women's services and movements.
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The act of fasting is a sacred ritual that Indigenous people and many other cultures and religions have practiced for thousands of years. The Moose Hide Campaign fast is a pledge to end violence against women and children. We invite men to fast (i.e. refrain from eating and drinking) from sun up until sun down. We also invite you to break your fast at sun down with a meal with your family, friends or co-workers to acknowledge your commitment to end violence against women and children and to share your fasting experience.

This is a day for Indigenous and non-Indigenous men in communities, organizations and government across the province to unite in honour of all women and children.

The Moose Hide Campaign is determined to support change that will end the cycle of violence that women and children continue to experience.

“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 national 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

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Time Event
08:30 - 09:00
Registration and Fasting Guidance
09:00 - 09:45
Opening Protocols
09:45 - 10:00
Co-founders Address
10:00 - 10:30
Keynote Speakers
10:30 - 11:30
Men's and Women's Sharing Circles
11:50 - 12:00
Cultural intro
11:30 - 01:00
March to the Legislature and Press Conference
01:00 - 01:30
Presentation and Ceremony
01:30 - 04:30
Workshops
04:30 - 05:00
Presentation and Ceremony
05:30 - 07:30
Fast Breaking Ceremony and Community Feast

Resourcesto help you during the Gathering

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  • Fasting Guide +

    The Moose Hide Campaign is a call to action to all men in Canada to stand shoulder to shoulder to show ourselves, each other, and all Canadians that violence is no longer tolerated in our communities and society. On February 15, 2018, we are inviting men to fast with us to stand up against violence towards women and children. Should you choose to respond to this call to action, we have put together a simple guide to explain the significance of the fast for the Moose Hide Campaign, offer some guidance in setting your intention, and to highlight some tips to ensure your safety. Read More
  • Role of Women in the Moose Hide Campaign +

    The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children. Wearing the Moose Hide signifies your commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in your life and to work together with other men to end violence against women and children. This is a powerful idea and a commitment that is long over-due. But what about the role of Women in the Moose Hide Campaign? Read More
  • Why use moose hide in the Moose Hide Campaign +

    The question has been raised on a number of occasions as to why we use Moose Hide as the symbol for the Moose Hide Campaign and how it is associated to ending violence against women and children. The Moose Hide Campaign is open to receiving questions as one of the main objectives of the Campaign is to generate respectful dialogue. Read More
  • Fasting guide for those who cannot attend the Gathering +

    We encourage men to join us on February 15th for the Provincial Gathering and Day of Fasting. Each year there is an annual Moose Hide Campaign gathering in Victoria where men fast together. However, many men will fast in their home communities throughout the country. This is an essential part of the Moose Hide Campaign and we want to ensure you are supported as you fast wherever you are. Here are some ideas to support you in your fast. Read More
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