In recognition of Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, commemorating the victims of the 1989 Montreal massacre, YWCA Banff is hosting a luncheon event, From Awareness to Action on Thursday, December 5th at the Canmore Opera House.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Lana Bentley, registered Social Worker and Director of Program Operations at YW Calgary. Lana will share practical information to educate and empower individuals with tools to address violence in their own communities.

From defining language – what is “gender-based violence”? – to identifying the behaviours that contribute to a culture of violence against women, the interactive presentation aims to expand the audience’s understanding of violence, dispel commonly held myths, and provide an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

When: Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Where: Canmore Opera House, 400 Spring Creek Drive


11:45 p.m. – Doors Open, Lunch Served

12:00 p.m. – Presentation begins, followed by Q&A

1:15 p.m. – Event Ends

Tickets are only $10 and include a light lunch! Spaces are limited, so book early!

UPDATE: Registration is now closed.

(If you missed grabbing a spot, contact to inquire about space availability.)

Lana Bentley

Lana Bentley is a registered Social Worker and member of the ACSW Clinical Registry.  Lana currently works as the Director of Program Operations at YW Calgary. Prior to that she worked in Alberta Health Services in various mental health clinics.  She has taught at Mount Royal University for nearly a decade, supporting the development of nursing, social work, mid-wifery, and child and youth care students. In her spare time Lana can be found on the ski hill, adding to ever growing collection of sneakers, or boxing at her favourite gym in Inglewood.