Tree lighting ceremony kicks off women abuse prevention month

Tree lighting ceremony at the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre. Photo: CKPS

Community members, including CKPS Chief Gary Conn, gathered at the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre last night for a tree lighting ceremony to kick off Women Abuse Prevention Month.

A second photo released by CKPS.

November is dedicated to raising awareness to end violence against women.  People are encouraged to wear purple this month and illuminate their home with purple lights at night.  The colour purple is a symbol of courage and survival and has come to symbolize the fight to end woman abuse.


A third photo released by CKPS.

Chatham-Kent Police Service  encourage anyone in crisis to seek help.  A 24-hour crisis hotline is available at 519-354-6360 or 1-800-265-0598.

For more information about Women Abuse Prevention Month, see

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