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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes returns, aims to end domestic violence

Residents can participate in Sept. 10 event by walking a mile in red high-heeled shoes to raise money for Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie
The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, a charity walk for the Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie, is shown in a file photo from 2018 at Heritage Park in Barrie. | Kevin Lamb for BarrieToday

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a community march where the community leads the way on the road to ending domestic violence by walking one mile in red high-heeled shoes. 

The Walk gives participants the opportunity to get their communities talking about a complex subject while increasing awareness of the problem, offering opportunities for healing and demonstrating their willingness to walk with women and children as allies, advocates and survivors. 

  • Date: Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022 
  • Venue: Heritage Park, Barrie downtown
  • Registration & photos: 11 a.m. 
  • Opening remarks: 11:45 a.m. 
  • The walk begins: noon
  • Lunch & prizes: 12:45 p.m. 

Register yourself or a team here

The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in Barrie will benefit local women and children affected by intimate partner violence and will be supported by the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie. Each year the fundraising goal is $50,000, and we are hopeful that being back in Downtown Barrie’s Heritage Park, we will reach our goal. 

The Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie relies heavily on community support and donations to be able to provide programs and services in Simcoe County. The Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie has provided a safe and secure refuge for abused women and their children since 1981. We are a 27-bed facility offering 24-hour emergency and residential support. Funds raised from this event provide shelter, individual counselling, legal advocacy, housing transition services, a 24-hour crisis line, group support, and public education programs, all in the effort to create the best life for women escaping abuse. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact, please contact Teresa MacLennan at 705-792-2186 or