Community urged to rise up and speak out at Take Back the Night event

Press Release by Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre

Peterborough ON – The Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, Fleming College and partner organizations are encouraging community members to rise up, speak out and take a stand against sexual violence throughout the four counties of Peterborough, Northumberland, Haliburton and City of Kawartha Lakes.

This candlelight vigil and walk, which will take place in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton at the same time, welcomes survivors of sexual violence and harassment, their supporters and allies, to join together in solidarity. In the wake of local issues of sexual assault, online luring and sexual harassment, changes to campus policies on sexual violence and harassment, #MeToo and recent high profile sexual assault trials, participants are welcome to join together to build a more healing and inclusive community.

The annual Take Back the Night event will take place starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019. This free event includes a rally with speeches, performances, and spoken word poetry followed by the ‘Light Your Way’ solidarity walk at 7:30 p.m. Come early for pre-rally poster making, supplies available on site!

Share your voice and speak out! Here are the locations:

  • Peterborough – Millennium Park (meet at Silver Bean Cafe), 130 King St.
  • Lindsay – Victoria Park (meet at King St., west side of park), 207 Kent St W.
  • Cobourg – “The Gathering Place” Monument, east side of Victoria Park, Cobourg.
  • Haliburton – Head Lake Band Shell (enter from York St. suggested).

For more information, check out our Facebook event, the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre website ( or call the Centre at 705-748- 5901.

About Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting those affected by sexual violence.  At our Centre in Peterborough, we offer individual counselling, group counselling and workshops, peer supports, public education and professional training.  In our three surrounding communities of City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton and Northumberland, we work with local centres to provide responsive healing supports and public education events. 

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

Media, for more information please contact:

Lisa Clarke, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
Executive Director  
705.748.5901 x 204        

Sara O’Halloran

Communication Officer

Fleming College

705-749-5530 x 1366