BWSS BWSS AGM 2017 Commemorates National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence

Who: Society Members and invited guests
What: BWSS AGM 2017
Where: My Sister’s Closet 1092 Seymour Street (at Helmcken)
When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
5:30 pm Registration
6:00 pm Welcome
Honouring of Ruth Lea Taylor, Feminist Family Law Lawyer
Keynote Address
6:30 pm Call to Order
7:30 pm Meeting Adjourned

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Special honouring of Ruth Lea Taylor, Feminist, Family Law Lawyer



Keynote Address Rhiannon Bennett

Rhiannon Bennett is a member of the Musqueam Indian Band and has been participating on Pulling Together Canoe Journeys since 2006. She has served on the Board since 2013 and served as President since 2014. She is active in her community and volunteers her time on a variety of community organizations including: Pulling Together Canoe Society, Ladner Fisherman’s Hall Co-op, Delta Secondary Alumni Basketball Tournament, an Inter-community Language Revitalization Committee, and founded the Musqueam Pulling Together Canoe Club. Rhiannon is well known for asking the tough questions in a manner that encourages engagement and dialogue. Professionally, she has worked with Aboriginal youth and the overarching themes of her work have been decolonization and reconciliation. She has worked with children, youth and families for about 18 years in a variety of roles including a dance teacher, soccer coach, Youth Worker, Youth Program Coordinator, Aboriginal Community Developer, and Aboriginal Enhancement Support Worker in the Richmond School District. She is currently working in her community of Musqueam as their Family Outreach Worker and was recently elected to the Delta School Board. Rhiannon is passionately working towards creating a more equitable world for all people.


Battered Women’s Support Services Board of Directors

Ainjil Hunt
Cecilia Point
Jennifer Johnstone
Jennifer Mackie
Rachael Des Lauriers


December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6th, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, when fourteen women were singled out for being women and murdered. It is often marked by vigils, discussions and other reflections on violence against women.