Purple Light Nights is a campaign against domestic violence that sheds a purple light on the problem from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, with the tree-lighting set for Oct. 3 at Chilliwack RCMP at 6:30 p.m. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress)

Purple lights set to shine starting this week in Chilliwack

It’s a way of shedding the bright light of education on a dark topic

It’s a display of purple lights across Chilliwack with the message that domestic violence has no place in society.

Purple Light Nights is set to illuminate Chilliwack and beyond, for the month of October with light bulbs and strings of purple lights available at several locations.

The tree lighting ceremony to kick off Purple Light Nights 2017 is set for Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chilliwack RCMP office, 45925 Airport Road, next to Mertin GM.

READ MORE: PLN came to Chilliwack in 2009

The goal of PLN, which started in Washington State in 2007, is to shed light on a dark societal problem by raising awareness about healthy relationships, and preventing intimate partner violence.

The purple lights and wristbands are a way to visually acknowledge support for survivors of family violence, but also to remember those who lost their lives to it, as well as those still living with abuse.

Purple lightbulbs and wristbands available by donation at locations including: Ann Davis Transition Society, Garrison Wine & Liquor, RCMP Chilliwack, Ann’s Treasures & Thrift Shoppe, Harvest Store & Café, Save On Foods, Bella Clothing Boutique, Unik-A, I.D.A Yale Road Pharmacy, Hofstede’s, The Bookman and Chilliwack Community Services.

For more details, contact Shelley at (604) 792-3116 or Heidi at (604) 792-2760 ext. 218.


 

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