Prolife group planning Life Hike
Rachael Murray with her granddaughter Caoilainn, 2. Murray, of Prairie Prolife, is inviting everyone who is interested to join the Prairie Prolife Annual Life Hike event on Sept. 15.(Angela Brown, Portage Daily Graphic)
Prairie Prolife of Portage la Prairie will be holding its annual Life Hike coming up soon.
The hike will be held Sat., Sept. 15 starting at 10 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Parish Hall. Registration will be between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Those taking part in the hike will walk along Saskatchewan Avenue to Eighth Street and then back to the church.
One of the organizers, Rachael Murray, is asking anyone who wants to participate to come and join in the walk, which is about four or five kilometres in length.
The local Prairie Prolife group is part of the provincial organization Life's Vision.
"Anyone can take part," said Murray of the hike. "It's open to anyone of like-mind that wishes to walk with us and promote respect for life. This is the annual (event) we do each year to promote respect for life."
There will also be an opportunity at the event to make a donation to Prairie Prolife.
Funds received benefit the organization's work.
"It's a small fundraiser for us," added Murray. "Some people donate money to us for pledging to walk with us."
The Prairie Prolife and Pregnancy Help Centre group often provides baby supplies to new mothers in its work offering education and support in the community.
The local Prolife group recently offered clothing to two young women who will be having their babies shortly and were in need of supplies.
The main purpose of Prairie Prolife is to promote a respect for life in all its stages, and to discourage abortion.
"It's to promote respect for life from conception to the time of natural death," said Murray.