Hanna men, women and children walked a mile in her shoes this past Saturday.
Hanna was buzzing this past weekend with more then one community activity to take part in. The Hanna Walk A Mile in Her Shoes boasted 58 men and many others walking to spread awareness towards family violence within homes.
"We actually didn't do pledges this year because the walk was sponsored. We wanted it, in our community, to be just an awareness walk," explained Community Building Coordinator, Becky Viste. "So we did not collect donations, although if people wanted to donate we definitely took it. I think we had about $100 in donations."
The walk was sponsored by a grant from the RCMP.
"We had 58 men who participated. We had the entire high school football team who participated so, lots of men throughout the community," said Viste.
Walkers got to enjoy a free beef on a bun as well as a drink at the end of their walk as they walked exactly one mile to raise awareness to family violence.
"They all took it in strides and all very willing participants. Nobody was forced to do it if they didn't want to so it was a great day," concluded Viste.
According to Hanna's Walk a Mile website, Hanna consistently has more domestic violence incidents than the national average making this sponsored event that much more impactful.