Eden Baxter graduated from Bow Valley High School in 2019 and she is currently attending Mount Royal University majoring in Sociology. The little spare time she has is spent working and helping out in the community. This Saturday she will be taking part in and speaking at the annual Feminist Walk 2022. 

Baxter has been volunteering at the Women’s Centre of Calgary as peer support and she says it is a truly amazing organization. The Centre provides a safe and supportive space accessed by thousands of women in Calgary and from outside of Calgary too. Baxter says, “It’s not just a space for women who are needing something immediately. There’s always coffee and tea and we’ve got a large setup of comfy chairs. Women from all sorts are places are absolutely welcome.” 

Every year the Women’s Centre of Calgary puts on a walk and the Feminist Walk 2022 is happening this Saturday, July 23, 2022. Everyone of all ages and genders is invited to take part in the walk with this year’s theme being “Reclaiming Connections, Reclaiming Spaces.  

The day begins with breakfast at 9 a.m. followed by the walk that goes rain or shine from the Women’s Centre at 39 4 Street NE. The walk will go from 10 a.m. to noon with stops at different locations and at each stop, someone will give a talk about why that spot is important to them while bringing awareness to women’s issues.  

Baxter will speak at the third stop on the walk, and she says she will focus on violence against women. “I am speaking at Prince's Island Park because it is one of the many places this year that women have been attacked. […] There has been quite an increase of violence against women since the pandemic started.” Baxter says her talk follows the theme of the walk of reconnection and reclaiming space, “And then I also kind of talked to the women in my life and what's important to them and I brought up what they said and what they think needs to be heard as well.” 

Again, everyone is welcome to attend the Feminist Walk 2022 but the Centre does ask that you RSVP@womenscentrecalgary.org or call 403-264-1155 with any questions or to register.