Edmonton men put best feet forward for domestic violence survivors at YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES®

Hundreds of men traded in their everyday footwear for high heels in downtown Edmonton today, all to help families walk away from domestic violence.

City councillors, police officers, military personnel, and men and women from all walks of life tottered down 104 Street and Jasper Avenue for this year’s YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® presented by SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Money raised from this annual fundraiser directly supports domestic violence prevention and recovery programs at YWCA Edmonton.

Bald For Beautiful

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 I don’t think there’s a time I can recall where I didn’t feel tied to my appearance; self-conscious and always wanting to change who I was and how I looked to fit in, be accepted, and worthy of some sort of belonging.

Could it be? That I’m NOT the only one? Not the only one that, felt every ounce of who I was and the love I deserved was directly tied to my “beauty”. Has this message really been so embedded into our minds that we simply go through the motions, prepping and preening ourselves every morning with zero awareness that we are so attached to this made-over person?

Keep It In The Ring

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‘Keep it in the Ring’(*)

Edmonton MFC Fighter Vic Valimaki Supports YWCA Edmonton


The world of MMA (mixed marital arts) combines excitement, athleticism, strength and, in the eyes of some, violence. 

YWCA Edmonton has partnered with local MFC (Maximum Fighting Championship) Fighter, Vic Valimaki, to help erase the stigma that MMA is solely a violent sport and to raise awareness of the importance of leaving “fighting” to the professionals.