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Wear White for Women
On Friday 25 November, Ballarat residents will wear white to mark a ver y
important cause – White Ribbon Day (WRD).
The City of Ballarat supports the Ballarat White Ribbon Day Committee's
(BWRDC) efforts to raise awareness and understanding of the event.
To help raise awareness for White Ribbon Day, Council’s garbage trucks will
display large magnet signs reading “Violence against women stinks!” The
signs will feature on the trucks for the 16 days leading up to WRD, known
as the 16 days of activism.
An image of a white ribbon will also be projected onto Town Hall to raise
awareness of the event.
The International White Ribbon Day movement began in Canada in 1991 by
a group of men after the massacre of 14 women at L’Ecole Polytechnique
(a university campus) in Montreal in 1989. The white ribbon has become
the recognised symbol worldwide of the WRD campaign.
The Ballarat White Ribbon Day Committee (BWRDC) was established in 2004
by local residents committed to preventing violence against women.
The BWRDC presents a Movie Night in November at Regent Cinemas with
free tickets available to local men and their families. The 2011 junior and
senior local White Ribbon Ambassadors will address the audience and white
ribbon and wrist bands will be available.
The BWRDC has members from a range of organisations in Ballarat who
work or have a special interest in the family violence sector. It welcomes
supporters and new participants. The committee is a grassroots volunteer
group that works to create social awareness and cultural change for this
For more information or to become involved with the Ballarat White Ribbon
Day Committee, visit www.ballaratwhiteribbonday.com.au . To purchase
ribbons or bands for individuals or a workplace, call Graham Hoad at
Money for the community
The City of Ballarat’s Community Impact Grant Program will deliver $126,237
to 32 Ballarat community organisations and not for profit groups.
The first round of the Community Impact Grants Program attracted applications
from community organisations, groups and associations to provide grant
funding for projects, events, exhibitions and performances which contribute
to a vibrant community for the City of Ballarat. A formal cheque presentation
was held at The Annexe at the Art Gallery of Ballarat last week.
This grant program encourages organisations to build community relations,
create connections and improve health and wellbeing opportunities in
Ballarat. The second round of the program’s funding opens Tuesday
1 November and closes Wednesday 30 November.
Community workshops will be held at the Town Hall on 10am, Thursday
3 November and 5.30pm Tuesday 8 November.
Below: City of Ballarat officers show their support for White Ribbon Day
COMMUNIty IMPACt GrANt rECIPIENtS
Australian Croatian Club of Ballarat
Australian Red Cross Society
Ballarat African/Sudanese Youth Activities Group
Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society
Ballaarat Astronomical Society
Ballarat Basketball Association
Ballarat Choral Society
Ballarat Community Health (Drug Action Week)
Ballarat GCO Swimming Club Inc
Ballarat Golden Voices Choir
Ballarat Scenic Cyclists
Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council Inc
Ballarat Toy Library
Ballarat Vocal Arts Associated Inc
BLOC Music Theatre Inc
Crafts Council of Ballarat Inc
The Eating Disorders Foundation of Victoria
Families of Ballarat and Surrounds Playgroup
Friends of Ballarat Botanical Gardens Education
Friends of Buninyong Botanical Gardens
Friends of Royal Park Inc
Highlands Local Learning & Employment Network
Invermay & District Progress Association
Mt Bolton & District Lions Club
RoadSafe Central Highlands Inc
Rotar y Club of Ballarat (Inc Springfest Committee)
Rotar y Club of Wendouree – Breakfast
Rotar y Club of Wendouree
Special Olympics Victoria – Ballarat
Wendouree West Exodus Community
YMCA Ballarat Youth Ser vices
Below: The Community Impact Grants Program has funded events and projects of 32
community groups including The Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council Inc
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