Term 4 is traditionally a busy time for community activities and this year is no exception. There have been so many events, fairs, activities, launches and culminations in general that I can’t do justice to them all, or even think of them without my diary in hand. One of these was the Butterfly Walk, which was held two weekends ago now. I wrote about 2013’s butterfly walk here and this is the latest version.
It was a lovely day – boiling hot, which meant extra planning to make sure none of us expired in the heat – but a really enjoyable atmosphere and sense of purpose. The walk is another expression of commitment to violence free living, and to challenging societal acceptance of domestic violence. We carried butterflies again and some folk (and animals too – see Dudley above!) wore butterfly costumes. We walked down Beach Road at Christies Beach and ended up at Rotary Park where we heard some terrific local speakers, including the sister of the woman killed at Hackham West earlier this year. It was good to be part of, and I really had the sense of being a part of a movement that is gaining momentum. Many thanks to the organising group for doing such a good job – it was a terrific day.