Show your support for National Domestic Violence Prevention Month by joining the candlelight vigil and march on Wednesday 4 May. Head to Alexandra Headland War Memorial (meet at the HMAS Brisbane memorial) for the march followed by a candlelit vigil at Mooloolaba to remember those who have been affected by domestic and family violence.
In partnership with Centacare SCOPE, we're calling on residents to unite and send a clear message that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated in our community.
The march will start from the Alexandra Headland War Memorial and head towards the Loo with a View at Mooloolaba for a moving candle lighting ceremony to remember those who have sadly lost their lives to domestic and family violence.
5.00pm March from Alexandra Headlands
5.25pm Ceremony opening
5.30pm Welcome to country
5.35pm Address by Mayor Mark Jamieson
5.40pm New World Rhythm a Capella choir performance
5.55pm Address by the Queensland Police Service
6pm Candle lighting and shoe ceremony where people are invited to participate by placing a pair of shoes on the beach to represent a person who has died as a result of domestic and family violence.
6.10pm Awards ceremony
6.20pm Ceremony concludes
The National Domestic Violence Prevention Month campaign will challenge Queenslanders to consider their attitudes towards domestic and family violence and recognise that a whole of community response is required to stop the violence.
Follow the conversation by using the hashtags:
#domesticviolence #saferfamilies #notnownotever #sunshinecoast
For 24-hour, confidential, domestic violence counselling, support and refuge support call DVConnect on 1800 811 811 or SCOPE Sunshine Coast regional domestic and family violence service on 5430 9300. If you are in immediate danger please contact Police on 000.
Candlelight vigil/march Domestic Violence Prevention Month
5pm to 6.20pm
HMAS Brisbane monument
HMAS Brisbane monument, Mooloolaba
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