Purple bench being unveiled in Georgetown to honour victims of intimate partner violence


Published December 2, 2021 at 2:22 pm

A purple bench will be unveiled soon in Georgetown in honour of victims of intimate partner violence.

Halton Women’s Place, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) and the Town of Halton Hills will be unveiling the bench on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Dominion Gardens Park in Georgetown.

Police say the purple bench was inspired by the Barb’s Benches Project.

Georgetown was selected as the first community for a purple bench in memory of Darian Henderson-Bellman and will help to raise more awareness about the issue of intimate partner violence.

Halton Women’s Place hopes to install additional benches across the region in the future.

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women will also be recognized during the ceremony.

The bench is an expansion of the Intimate Partner Violence Memorial that was unveiled at HRPS Headquarters last year.

Photo: Barb’s Bench Stronach Park courtesy of Silent Witness Nova Scotia’s website

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