This video was produced using our recordings from the 2014 and 2015 events with some new interviews.
Every year the Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie asks the men of their community to not just talk the talk, but to walk the walk. Hundreds of men rise to the occasion, and put on women’s shoes, or if need be their own shoes decorated for the occasion, and they walk a mile in support of the women and girls in their lives.
Our crew, for the third year in a row, has shot, cut, and as was appropriate updated a promotional video for this event, and every year we have attended, camera in hand, shooting new footage for the year to come.
The Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie is a vital service for those women and children who must escape violent households, and who otherwise would have nowhere to go. They receive some public funding, but nowhere near enough, and every year they must engage the public in a variety of different events intended to raise both money and public awareness. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is organized to bring to light the serious nature of domestic violence, and to raise much needed money for the Shelter, but it is a fun and lighthearted event during which men wear not only women’s shoes, but sometimes wigs, dresses, leggings, and other women’s attire.
The Women and Children's Shelter is one of the most urgently needed organizations in Barrie, and our crew will always be there for them in any capacity that we are able to offer.