March 20, 2017

We Believe: The art of healing

Posted in Community Events, SACE Events, We Believe, We can all do something at 4:39 pm by sacetalks

On Thursday, May 25th, SACE will be hosting its annual fundraising and awareness gala at the Shaw Conference Centre.  The evening will include musical entertainment, plated dinner, special guests, as well as silent and live auctions.  The theme of this year’s event is “The Art of Healing”.  Art therapy is one of the many therapeutic trauma modalities utilized by the 14 trauma therapists at SACE.

This year, we are proud to announce that Jillian Marino, a survivor of a horrific act of sexual violence, will be our guest speaker.  Jillian, now the Principal at JD Bracco Junior High School, has shared her story as a keynote speaker with Victim’s Services volunteers, Conferences for Crown Prosecutors, Violence against Women Events, and for the Edmonton Police Service over the years. Her very impactful end empowering presentation will be one of hope, strength, and victory in the healing journey after trauma.

As difficult as it is to understand, statistics consistently indicate that, in Canada, 1 in 3 women and at least 1 in 6 men will experience sexual violence before the age of 18. Since 1975, SACE has been providing professional, essential services and support to survivors ages 3 and up of all genders.  These services include individual and group counselling, extensive, age and audience-specific public education programs, diversity outreach and support to marginalized communities, court support, as well as a 24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line.  We are the only agency in the City of Edmonton to provide this range of services to the community at no fee.  All proceeds from the We Believe Benefit will be directed towards services and support for our clients and our community.

With statistics as high as they are, and whether we realize it or not, we all know someone who has been affected by this crime.    Please help us support the many survivors in our community on their healing journey by making a contribution to our event through sponsorship, donating to our silent auction, and most importantly through your attendance!

Listen. Believe. Support.  We can all do something.  Please know that your “something” will make a difference.

For ticket information: www.we-believe-benefit@eventbrite.ca

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January 4, 2016

CTV Edmonton media sponsor for We Believe: A benefit for SACE

Posted in Community Events, SACE Announcements, SACE Events, Sexual Assault, Uncategorized, We can all do something tagged , , , at 7:41 am by sacetalks

We would like to thank CTV Edmonton for once again being our official media sponsor for our annual Valentine’s themed fundraising and awareness event, now called We Believe: A benefit for SACE.

Thank you CTV Edmonton for partnering with us to help shift the climate of silence and shame that surrounds the issue of sexual abuse and assault to one of hope, healing and support. By demonstrating your commitment to standing up against this crime which affects so many, and to honouring the strength and resiliency of survivors, you are showing the Edmonton community your willingness to get in front of an issue that has for too long been shrouded in secrecy, blame, and guilt.

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January 21, 2015

A huge thank you to our sponsors for our upcoming fundraising gala, It Takes Two!

Posted in Community Events, SACE Events tagged , , at 6:07 pm by sacetalks

A huge thank you to our sponsors for our upcoming fundraising gala, It Takes Two! We are so grateful for the support of our community, and happy to announce that we have sold out the event! Tickets may become available as the date approaches, so please add yourself to the Eventbrite waitlist to be notified if and when this happens. We can’t wait to see you all at the event!

Title: Servus Credit Union

Gold: Gruvpix Inc.

Gold: Imperial Equities Inc.

Silver: Kevin and Jenny Boyd

Silver: Parlee McLaws LLP

Bronze: EcoVenture

Bronze: MatyKay Events  

Bronze: VKO LLP Chartered Accountants

Bronze: Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers 

In-Kind: College Copy Shop, Kalyca Ryan Designs, Lazy Kitten Photography, New West Travel, Vinomania, VIA Rail and Westjet

And our Media Sponsor: CTV

December 10, 2014

Playing With Fire: The Theo Fleury Story at the Citadel Theatre

Posted in Community Events at 8:06 pm by sacetalks

SACE is proud to announce that we will be supporting the upcoming play, Playing With Fire: The Theo Fleury Story, which will be showing at the Citadel Theatre from January 28th to February 15th. SACE’s public education team will be at opening night on the 28th.

For tickets and more information, visit the Citadel’s website.