Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes 2018

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event was held in Melfort on May 3, 2018 at 5pm. This year was particularly special year for us as we are honoring the late MLA Kevin Phillips.  Kevin was a participant of the walk as often as he could and even if not walking he was still an instrumental figure for our Organization and our causes.

This is our sixth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise money for the North East Women’s Domestic Violence Shelter and North East Outreach & Support Services programs. There were over 70 participants who walked in four inch red heels to demonstrate their support for victims of domestic and sexualized violence and be healthy role models for all around us. The walk started from the North East Women’s Shelter and ended at Melfort Memorial Garden, where BBQ and beverages were sold.

Roughly $10,000 was raised from registration fees and pledges. Kevin Krew, the team of MLAs, was hailed as The Heels Angels 2018;

Sporting the red high heels before the walk.

and Mike Danku was hailed as The King of  the Heel 2018.

Mike Danku, King of the Heel 2018

The late MLA Kevin Phillips along with two “family”members, Connie Reimer and Denise Leanne MacGregor, who had died in the last year, were honoured . The Board Room at the Women’s Shelter was dedicated to Kevin, Outreach Room was named after Connie and Soft Intake Room was named after Denise.

Cal Gratton, NEOSS Chairperson, and Louise Schweitzer, NEOSS Executive Director, stood beside April Phillips, while she gave her heartfelt message about how close Walk-A-Mile is in Kevin’s heart.

Special thank you to all the generous sponsors:

Rexall Drugs, Prairie North Co-op, Affinity Credit Union, Bruce Schapansky Auctioneers, CJVR FM, Saskatchewan Health Authority Physiotherapist, Cindy’s Independent Grocers, Schweitzer Farm, Todd Goudy MLA Office and North East SPCA.

Next year’s walk will be held in Tisdale, on May 9th.

Here’s more picture to show how much fun it was for the participants, and their family and friends.

Honourable Mark Docherty was the Parade Marshall. Not shown in the pic is NEOSS’ Executive Director Louise Schweitzer, driving the trailer.

 

Switching the rough rugged boots to the red high heels.

 

When in doubt, wear red.