L-R: Samantha, Rona, Angela, Alex & Sean


Yesterday, June 28, 2015, 40 people ran, walked and wheeled in support of Battered Women’s Support Services in the Scotiabank Half-Marathon and 5k run/walk. What a beautiful day and although we all really felt the summer heat our team persevered.

Thank you so much to all the runners, walkers, wheelers and donors who made our event successful! The commitment from our amazing team played an integral role in helping us participate in the event! As of our last count we have raised an exceptional, $27,792.70!


(L-R) Crisis line & intake volunteers Florinda & Danielle, My Sisters Closet volunteer, Mia, Office volunteer Neera & friends

Our fearless leader, Angela Marie MacDougall, ran in the half marathon (21km) and pledged to raise $10K so BWSS can add another eight hours of counselling services a week and with another day 44 women could come off our waitlist and receive counselling. Sponsor Angela and help her reach her goal here.


Sean, at just 8 years old was our youngest runner and ran 5k! We are so proud of him and his dedication to run in the 5K.


Here he is with his mom Alex. You can still sponsor Sean here.

Our amazing and dedicated volunteer for over 7 years, Kim Paquin, also ran in the half-marathon in support of BWSS! Help Kim reach her fundraising goal here

Here is the list of our amazing runners/walkers who pledged to raise funds for BWSS: Angela Marie MacDougall; Danielle Saviola; Jamie Rich; Samantha Kearney; Ruth Hadland; Neera Ghai; Janet Nilsson; Deyne Borge – Ellis; Rosa Elena Arteaga; Ken Stavenes; rona amiri; Megan Lau; Elleson O’Brien; Mia K.; Adrian McKeown; Ailsa Leen; sanaa abouayoub Sean O’Donaghey; Alexandra O’Donaghey; Michele Francis; Kristal Ng; Ela Esra Gunad; Kimberly Paquin; Neelam Khosla; VIJAYANT MAINI; Imreet Grewal; Ava Outadi; Bryna Andressen; Chander Khosla; Harparveen Aujla; Jennifer Chen; John Summers; Kal Gill; Kristi Raylene Baker; Miodrag Spasojevic; Petti Leung; Remus Wong; Sara Narjes; Shakiba Ahani

Although the run/walk is over, you still have a chance to show your support until July 13th!

100% of the collected donations made through the official Scotiabank Half-Marathon and 5K run/walk page go directly to BWSS

Thank you for the continued support. Your donation means that we can continue to provide girls and women with free programs and services as well as continue our violence prevention work, working with youth to help create social change and end violence against women!


Steve Carter who flew in from Saskatchewan to run in the half-marathon raising funds for BWSS

Play It Forward

Another fantastic fundraising event yesterday by Squash Republic who participated in Play It Forward, where an adorable little crew of children played soccer to raise money for BWSS! Thank you very much Robert, from Squash Republic for organizing and raising funds for BWSS and to all the little ones who played! More pictures from the event here.