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Tuesday, Feb-28-2017
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HOPE IN HIGH HEELS

September 17th marked Milton’s first Annual Hope in High Heels, a men’s only walk in heels to support ending violence against women. Walkers of all ages collected pledges to help raise funds for Halton Women’s Place, which provides a safe haven without abuse for women and their children. 
September 17th marked Milton’s first Annual Hope in High Heels, a men’s only walk in heels to support ending violence against women. Walkers of all ages collected pledges to help raise funds for Halton Women’s Place, which provides a safe haven without abuse for women and their children.
 
The rain didn’t hold back the 84 males of all ages that came out to help support ending violence against women. Troy’s Diner helped host the event and donated lunch to all registered participants.
 
Our local hockey team, the Milton Ice Hawks, was out in full force supporting the event in their hockey jerseys while walking in bright pink or red high heels.
 
Members of Milton’s Town Council were there to give a hand and join the walk, with Mike Cluett playing a key role in helping organize and drum up support for the event. Walking in high heels was a new experience (one would assume) for the male members of Council. “As soon as you stand still it starts to hurt” exclaimed Councillor John Pollard. “Actually the more you walk, the more it hurts” Councillor Rick Di Lorenzo added. The good natured grumblings and verbal ripostes served as amusing fodder for Councillor Cindy Lunau who attended to give her male colleagues some moral support as they wobbled somewhat down main street in their high heels. Councillor Hamid couldn’t hide his excitement wearing a striking pair of black and bright green socks to go with his heels.
 
To learn more about Halton Women’s Place visit their website at www.haltonwomensplace.com. They are also looking for volunteers to help out at their Milton shelter working with their children’s program and in reception. For more information on available positions and volunteer requirements, please email dvanherk@haltonwomensplace.com

 

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