Rowan House Rises for Revolution


Emergency Shelter Holds March in Support of Global One Billion Rising Event

1 billion rising revolution logoHigh River, AB – Rowan House Emergency Shelter invites the Foothills community to join the revolution and participate in a march raising awareness about violence against women. It will take place Saturday, February 14th starting at Highwood High School at noon.

Statistics show that one in three women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s one billion women and girls. “The numbers are just staggering,” said Preventative Education Coordinator, Lindsay Durand, “and we know that these things are happening in the Foothills so we have chosen to take part in the One Billion Rising movement.”

Rowan House staff and community participants will march from Highwood High School to George Lane Park. Durand said, “We would love to see 100 people show their support and walk with us. That would be amazing for our first year.” However, if people are unable to walk they’re encouraged to still come out for the entertainment and speeches which get underway at George Lane Park at 2pm.

Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to visit the Rowan House Facebook page and follow the links to RSVP. (

Schedule of Events:

Gather at Highwood High School at noon

March leaves Highwood at 12:30pm sharp

Entertainment and speeches at George Lane Park 2-3pm

  • Aboriginal Dancers
  • Opening Remarks from RH staff & Executive Director, Sherrie Botten
  • Ed & Debbie Sands: Amy’s Story
  • Macleod MP John Barlow
  • Closing Remarks from Board Chair, Chris Tulloch
  • Aboriginal Dancers