The White Ribbon Day march message took to the streets of Benalla on Saturday.November 30, 2012 12:04am
The ‘‘Not Violent, Not Silent’’ White Ribbon Day message was taken to the streets of Benalla on Saturday morning.
Members of the family violence action group hosted a march from Drill Hall to the Benalla Lake foreshore and through the weekend markets.
On the lakeside, those in attendance publicly swore an oath to not remain silent, commit or excuse violence against women.
White Ribbon Day ambassador and guest speaker Chris Thorne spoke about how rampant family violence is in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
He encouraged men from all walks of life to stand tall and pledge their support for violence against women.
Committee chairperson and community health director Neil Stott said he encouraged those in the community who were passionate about the White Ribbon cause to come forward and join the group.
‘‘It’s not about waiting ’til next year, we want to plan events throughout the year today,’’ he said.
A child was airlifted to hospital yesterday following a motorcycle crash at his Miepoll home.
More than 2200 people have signed up to show their support for a campaign to have the green route chosen for the new Yarrawonga Mulwala bridge.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Murray Shire councillor Geoff Mackenzie says allegations of gender bias regarding the appointment of a new general manager for the shire were based on misinformation.
Painter Ben Winspear and Scott Wileman will create new works as the public look on during the at Rochester Art Exhibition.
Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.
Lions star recruit had a tough introduction to the GVFL.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Heathcote's Union Hotel is continuing its record of fundraising for the Royal Children's Hospital.
Cobram and Barooga football netball clubs all set for Friday's 'battle of the bridge'.
Senior state minister Adrian Piccoli reaquainted himself with Deniliquin yesterday, leaving Deniliquin Counil hopeful it has an ally in him.
With his blue eyes and snow-coloured coat, Nanneella horse Sinatra has looks worthy of a fairytale.
Benalla mother Denise Cooke will hold an Anzac Day tennis event to raise funds for the Cambodian orphanages from where she adopted her children.
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