November is family violence awareness month.
To raise awareness, purple roses are out in some of the businesses around Castor. Information on family violence and donation containers raising money for the Association of Communities Against Abuse are located at Castor Home Hardware, Castor Sheet Metal, Ben & Simon’s Pie Shoppe, The Purple Platypus, Castor Town Office, Food Fair, CJ’s Canteen, and Cosmo Hotel Bar.
Castor and District FCSS will also be accepting donations on behalf of the Association of Communities Against Abuse.
For those in an abusive situation, help is available.
Anyone needing more information, or help with counselling, can contact Castor and District FCSS, Our Lady of the Rosary hospital, Coronation/Consort Victim Services, The Association of Communities Against Abuse, Women’s Shelters in Red deer or Camrose, or in an emergency call 911. More information on the Association for Communities Against Abuse is available on their website or Facebook page.
On Nov. 20, Castor and District FCSS is celebrating the Universal Day of the Child by hosting a couple of activities for children. Join them at 1 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church for activities for kids six years old and younger. Then at 5 p.m. kids six and up are invited to the celebration at the Lighthouse church as well. For more info, contact Mandy at the Castor FCSS office.
Kids cooking with seniors is being held on Nov. 22 after school until 5 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church. This activity is for anyone age eight and up, as well as seniors. Cookies are on the menu, with some to be donated to the Women’s Auxiliary Cookie Walk happening on Dec. 10 as part of the Festival of Trees.
The Castor and District FCSS also wanted to remind people, businesses, and clubs to book their trees at Pals Park to decorate. The trees are free to book, and they make up part of the Festival of Trees activities coming in December.