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‘Reaching Out’ project launches with art contest

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October 22, 2015 - 5:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - White Buffalo Aboriginal and Métis Health Society will be launching the domestic violence community development project “Reaching Out” by hosting an art contest.

Submission themes may cover a range of topics including women’s empowerment, rural living, Indigenous culture, and family traditions; all artistic media are encouraged and accepted.

Deadline for submissions is Nov. 22, 2015. Top entries that receive the highest number of votes online or in person will win a variety of art-related prizes, in addition to having their artwork showcased in White Buffalo’s Domestic Violence Resource Booklet.

The contest will coincide with the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, which runs from Nov. 25 (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), to Dec. 10 (Human Rights Day.) This campaign was created to motivate action to reduce and eliminate violence against women and girls around the world.

Reaching Out is a project funded through Status of Women Canada. Through this initiative, White Buffalo is working to stop gendered violence here in Kamloops and outlying communities by facilitating targeted workshops for men, women, youth, and professionals; improving access to community services within rural communities; and mapping resources available to those experiencing violence, including Indigenous and multi-barriered women.

Submissions can be dropped off at White Buffalo Aboriginal and Métis Health Society at 517A Tranquille Rd. For those outside Kamloops, or who face other travel barriers, other submission arrangements can be made as needed. To vote on contest entries (or for more information on the project) check out the Reaching Out Facebook page at, or contact Jennifer Friend at 250-554-1176 or

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