Grace Sparkes House launches the Remembering Her Event Bursary which will provide financial support to families whose immediate female family member is missing or has been murdered as a result of intimate partner violence in the Burin Peninsula Region of Newfoundland and Labrador. The first Annual Remembering Her Event will take place on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Marystown Hotel and Convention Centre and will include a remembrance dinner and vigil with family members of women being honoured, provincial guest speakers and local musicians present.
Grace Sparkes House offers services to women, with or without children, who are experiencing violence and abuse. Grace Sparkes House believes that education surrounding violence against women is critical to eliminating all forms of violence against women. Supporting the families of women who are missing or murdered as a result of intimate partner violence is required to bring attention to violent acts and to honour the lives of these courageous women. The annual event subsidy will be contingent on donations received at the Remembering Her event organized by the corporation which honours the lives of missing and murdered women.