The goal of the Ride for Mom is to end domestic violence in all its forms through educating, empowering, and challenging all members of society to stand with women and not against them. We encourage everyone to break the silence and help the Ride for Mom be the voice for victims too afraid to speak for themselves. As a community and as a society, we cannot remain silent on this issue. Our silence is a form of condoning violence towards women, children, and seniors.
On May 13th, 2017, the day before Mother’s Day, Blackjacks Roadhouse & Games Room in Nisku, Alberta, will be hosting the First Annual Ride for Mom®. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with kickstands up at 10:30. Online registration for the ride, and ride pledge forms, are available at www.rideformom.ca.
Edmonton Domestic Violence Shelters Engage (EDVSE) is comprised of representatives from six Edmonton-based organizations that advocate for survivors of domestic violence, for their organizations, and for the sheltering response: La Salle, Lurana Shelter Society, WIN House, Wings of Providence, Sage Seniors Safe House, and the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters.
Blackjacks Roadhouse & Games Room: Blackjacks Roadhouse & Games Room has been supporting motorcycle riders and their charities for the past several years. They host a weekly “Bike Night” from May until September, where they have poker runs and 50/50 draws with proceeds going to various charitable organizations. Over the last five years, Blackjacks has raised over $60,000 to help support those in need around Edmonton and area.
Krysta Shields Christie Lavan
Marketing & Sales Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters
Blackjacks Roadhouse & Games Room (780)-456-7000 ext.222
780-701- 7295 Christie.Lavan@acws.ca