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Love respect Rakhi

Support the 2012 Rakhi Project!

The 2nd annual Rakhi Project is underway to raise awareness about domestic violence. Show your support for by purchasing a bracelet at one of several local Surrey businesses before August 2, 2012.

The braided bracelets designed by local artist Karen Lipsett-Kidd will be sold for $5 each with proceeds going to the City of Surrey’s Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (SCADA).

Purchase your bracelet at Surrey City Hall, select Save-on-Foods locations, Fruiticana, DIVERSEcity, Kwantlen bookstores, Surrey Women’s Centre, and Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS).

The project is a partnership between the City of Surrey, the BC Lions, DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, Fruiticana, Omni Television, The Province Newspaper, RCMP and Save On Foods.

Rakhi is a traditional Indian ceremony honouring the relationship between brothers and sisters and involves the tying of a Rakhi ribbon by a sister on her brother’s wrist as a symbol of love and respect. The Rakhi Project blends this traditional event with the issue of domestic abuse.