Warmland Women’s Support Services Society is encouraging people to string purple lights in homes, businesses, and downtown trees.

The reason is to show support that ‘violence against women has no place in our community.’

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Corporal and Domestic Violence Investigator Gregg Strom has been participating in this awareness campaign for three years and the detachment will string lights again this year.

“We have been involved as a detachment in putting up the lights and we will again be doing that at the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment,” said Strom. “There are other businesses in the community, I know Duncan City Hall and up in Ladysmith are two notable examples that were involved.”

Purple Light Night’s runs alongside the global ’16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence’ campaign and Strom said the ask is simple if you want to participate.

“We’re asking people to string these purple lights up at their businesses, their homes, or their storefronts,” said Strom.

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment will string purple lights at the detachment and the Town of Ladysmith is decorating a tree at the corner of Roberts Street and 1st Avenue with purple lights that will be on display during the Festival of Lights.

This is the sixth annual Cowichan Valley Purple Light Nights and it runs from November 25 to December 10.