You may see a red rose on the front counter when you visit a Drumheller business this week. It's the work of the Big Country Anti-Violence Association.
 

"Traditionally, November is the Prevention of Family Violence Month and one of the ways that we celebrate that month is by doing the Red Rose Campaign," explained Association president Cindy Stelmaschuk. "We take a red rose around to businesses in town and ask that they display the rose in memory of people who have lost their lives to domestic violence; and that includes men, women and children."

"We also do the red silhouettes and you will see those around town this month as well," she added. "(It's) once again in memory of people who have lost their lives to domestic violence, and it's just to sort of jog peoples' minds that it is part of our community -- it's part of every community."

Sponsors Hometown Realty picked up the tab for the flowers for the twentieth year in a row.

"I think it's important to note that within our community, there's also a mens' group that is run by Jerry Mancini," Stelmaschuk noted. "(It) doesn't just deal with the females; there's men our there, too, who may be abused or may be abusers."

If you need a sympathetic and helpful ear, contact Cindy Stelmaschuk, check out the website www.bcava.com or email them at [email protected]

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