Thursday (September 14) was home to the Take Back the Night march in Fort Saskatchewan.
 
Every year, the Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society host the march with the Stolen Sisters & Brothers Awareness Movement to help create a safe community and raise awareness of sexual violence.
 
We want to plant seeds with the new generation that may not be aware that this is going on” said Jennifer Vogl, a volunteer with the Families First Society. “Most importantly we want survivors of violence out there to know that we believe them and we stand as allies with them.”
 
This is the fifth year of Take Back the Night in Fort Saskatchewan and they have seen some success.
 
I think we have made an impact.” said Vogl. “It may not be visible to the public, but when we have people coming in to Families First or going into the RCMP or going in to Family and Community Support Services reaching out for help that they haven't had before. That's the impact we want to see. We want them to know that they're not alone.”
 
Powerful speeches came from MLA Jessica Littlewood and the Stolen Sisters and Brothers Awareness Movement.
 
Despite the cold, a few dozen people joined in on the march.
 

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