Painting rocks, to illuminate reality of domestic violence in Hope

Purple Lights campaign organizers jumping onto rock painting trend with event Saturday

Purple Lights organizers are using the popular pastime of rock painting to bring more light to the reality of domestic violence in Hope and area. (Submitted graphic)

In preparation for the annual Purple Light Nights month in October, a rock painting event is happening this Saturday.

It will be held Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Read Right office, 895D 3 Ave, and all supplies will be provided including rocks, paint, paintbrushes and a stencil with our iconic light bulb. The event will comply with all recommended COVID-19 guidelines including a sign in and hand sterilization. Masks are mandatory, and will be provided if needed.

There will be three one-hour sessions, with a maximum of 5 to 6 people per group. Reservations are required. The sessions are 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 12 to 1 p.m., and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. To book an event in advance, call 604-206-8013 or email volunteer@readrightsociety.com.

The Purple Lights campaign mission is to shine a light on domestic violence, in all its forms – physical, psychological, emotional or financial. The goal is to spread awareness and provide resources for anyone in need of support or help. Let’s all work together and ensure that domestic violence has nowhere to hide in our community.

For more information on Purple Lights, call 604-869-7770.

Submitted by Sharlene Harrison-Hinds

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