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Category: Women’s Interests Creator Nova B. Rutherford hosts Self-Help Seminar in Toronto – Oct. 20, 2012


TORONTO, ON – On Saturday, Oct. 20, Nova Browning Rutherford, celebrated creator and founder of the motivational website will be in Toronto, ON at Dazzling Lounge to host IN THE MEANTIME: How to Cope with Life’s Transitions, with guests Qiana Conley of Cue The Creatives and Tara Muldoon of The Forgiveness Project.   The interactive event aims to teach people how to cope with the transitional periods between professional or personal changes, how to increase your productivity and how to find the” message in the mess.”

DATE: October 20, 2012
TIME: Doors open at noon
LOCATION: Dazzling Lounge, 291 King St. W, 2nd Floor
ADMISSION: Advanced tickets $10, purchase early to guarantee entry.  Limited $10 at the door.

Tickets to this event can be purchased at


NOVA BROWNING RUTHERFORD is a motivational speaker, national radio personality, author, mentor, and activist. Nova has created high-energy workshops, training’s, retreats, and seminars on a range of topics all dedicated to providing individuals with the guidance and tools necessary to reconnect with their authentic selves in order to lead more joyful, meaningful, and creative lives.  Since 2009, Nova has provided her dynamic programming to such organizations as the United Nations Association, Youth Mentoring Connection, The Remix Project, BlogTalkRadio, the AIDS Project Los Angeles, Ontario District School Board, and Manifesto Arts & Culture.  Nova has served as the keynote speaker at the 2010 “Women Empowering Women Symposium,” and as a featured panelist for the “United Nations Associations 100th Anniversary of Women’s Day” in Los Angeles, California.


For ticket information, call 647-774-3674

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Halton Region’s 22nd Annual “Take Back the Night” Sept. 12, 2012


Halton’s 22nd Annual Take Back The Night Event!

The Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services of Halton (SAVIS), in partnership with Halton ADAPT, Halton Catholic District School Board, Halton Community Legal Services, Halton Women’s Place, Halton Regional Police Services, Nina’s Place, POSSE Project, The AIDS Network, The Women’s Centre and YWCA Hamilton will host Halton’s 22nd annual “Take Back the Night” (TBTN) at the Milton Seniors’ Centre (500 Childs Dr., Milton) on Wednesday, September 12 from 6-8:30pm.

“Take Back the Night” is an event that began in the 1970s in Europe as a response to a series of sexual assaults, and murders affecting women. “Take Back the Night” events and marches are now held internationally in all parts of the world, and the message is the same: women and children have a right to live free from violence, and the whole community takes responsibility for creating a safe environment.

Statistics Canada (2006) found that more than one third of Canadian women report having had at least one experience of sexual assault since the age of 16[1]. Furthermore, research shows that over 95% of all sexual violence is committed by men1. TBTN Chair, Paula Lam, says “TBTN is a chance for survivors and community members alike to speak out against violence. Many survivors have brought their families and friends to this event in the past and have said that it is comforting to know they are not alone in dealing with violence and abuse.”

On September 12th, 2012 Halton residents will enjoy an inclusive, family-friendly event including an Aboriginal opening ceremony and a keynote speech by sexual violence survivor Tracy Challenger. There will also be performances by The Naked Beat Drum Circle, the Burlington Dance Company, spoken word artist Shannon Kitchings, and singer Aysha Sayani. The first half-hour of the event is dedicated to networking amongst community information booths. The final half hour consists of a women, children, and trans people only anti-violence march through the streets of Milton, and a male ally solidarity event chaired by the Male Ally Network (M.A.N.). It is important that men attend this event and stand with women in saying that violence against women will no longer be tolerated. We know violence transcends the boundaries of race, ethnicity, religion, age, ability, class, sexual orientation and gender identity. “Take Back the Night” is an opportunity for the whole Halton community to come together and say “NO” to violence against women, trans people and children!

TBTN 2012 takes place September 12th, 2012 from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Milton Seniors’ Activity Centre (500 Childs Dr.) in Milton.  The entire event is FREE! There will also be free shuttle buses from Halton Hills, Oakville, and Burlington to and from the event. For more information, and to register for the shuttle bus, contact SAVIS at (905) 825-3622,, or

Media Contact: Paula Lam, SAVIS Public Education Coordinator and Take Back the Night Committee Chair



[1] Johnson, H. 2006. Measuring Violence Against Women: Statistical Trends. Statistics Canada