10th Annual Breakfast with the Guys

Early on a Tuesday Morning the 10th Annual Breakfast with the Guys took place at the Grande Prairie Regional College. This event is host each year in November in support of Family Violence Prevention Month (Alberta). Breakfast with the Guys takes place across the proving and serves as a way to engage men and boys about ending violence against women and girls. This year’s Ambassador was Ron Regnier the General manager for the local Canadian tire as well as a community coach, father and volunteer. He spoke about creating safer work environments for employees who have experience domestic violence and come forward to disclose. As well as his own personal perspective changes since bringing in “Domestic Violence its your business” training to Canadian Tire and partaking in the Leading Change Program. The Keynote Speaker for the event was Grande Prairie Fire Department Logistics specialist and Odyssey House Board President, Mike Anderson. His keynote speech spoke to the importance of engagement men and boys in ending violence and how our culture ultimately effects gender-based violence.

Thank you to everyone in the community who came out and supported the event which include local sports teams, government officials, college students, and community leaders!