The Bridge Newsletter

Creating Community Connections

  • Women of Distinction Awards

    YWCA Banff and Soroptimist International of Banff National Park & Canmore are partnering in 2015 to celebrate International Women’s Day and bring ‘Women of Distinction’ awards to the Bow Valley. “YWCA and Soroptimist share closely… READ MORE

  • Interview With Rose Campaign Speaker Karen Kuntz

    Karen Kuntz, was our Rose Campaign keynote speaker on December 4. She is the founder of Whisper For Now– a website dedicated to supporting victims of sexual assault. It shares supportive advice and provides a safe space… READ MORE

  • Gratitude & Joy

    As the holidays quickly approach, we are busy wrapping up a very successful fall of outreach in the schools, renovations, service delivery, awareness events and busy day-to-day operations through our social enterprise hotel. We’re extremely… READ MORE

  • Light the Night National Day of Remembrance

    On December 6 we joined Canada in commemorating a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, by participating in the Light the Night against Violence campaign.  2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the… READ MORE

  • Gingerbread House Renovation Update

    After two months of work, our residents have moved back into the Gingerbread building as planned, and we are pleased to report that the project was on time and on budget! The project included renovating… READ MORE

  • Connie’s Update

    Last month we hosted Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and I’d like to share our gratitude with everyone who donated, volunteered, sponsored, walked and all those who cheered us on!  A special thanks to… READ MORE

  • Gingerbread Residence Renovation Oct 6 – Dec 1

    The renovation of our Gingerbread Residence is scheduled to begin on October 6, with an estimated completion date of December 1. The project will include putting a new roof on the building, replacing the flooring in… READ MORE

  • HeforShe

    In September, U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador and the Harry Potter actress Emma Watson, delivered a passionate speech on feminism and gender equality at the United Nations, to launch the HeforShe campaign. “I’m inviting you to step forward,… READ MORE

  • Generous Donation from 100 Women Who Care Rockies

    A major thank you to our friends at 100 Women Who Care Rockies who so graciously showed their support for our organization by donating $11,000 to help support our programs that facilitate safe shelter for… READ MORE

  • Event Tents

    This summer we were able to purchase two conference quality outdoor tent structures through a generous donation initiative from the Calgary Sports Foundation (Flames, Stampeder’s, Roughnecks). Each tent is 30′ X 30′  and together they… READ MORE