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VOICE FOR LIFE 2020 EVENTS family group

Thank you for supporting Life....

Every Life is Worth Living ....


With the ongoing Covid-19 emergency, it is not known what events can be held.

Your continued support and involvement in Voice for Life is very much appreciated. Now, more than ever, volunteers are needed to reach out to the community encouraging the Sanctity of Life.

Please e-mail: Voice for Life if you require further information about any upcoming event.

Annual Walk-a-thon - Saturday, in September

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In 2020, Voice for Life is planning to hold its Walk for Life event on the second or third Saturday in September, likely from 9:30 a.m. to noon, starting at the Voice for Life Office, 29-B Peel St., Simcoe.

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.; Walk starts at 10 a.m. Routes are in downtown Simcoe.

We are asking people to sign up to participate in this family-friendly Walk and raise support for Life through pledges. We are also asking for dedicated supporters who may not be able to make it to the Walk, to financially sponsor the event. The extra financial support is greatly needed as this is our only fundraiser for the year.

Download a sample pledge sheet here.

More general information is available here. Explanation could be subject to change. If you still need further details, please e-mail Voice for Life or call 519-428-5146.


National Life Chain - Sunday, October 4

[Usually the first Sunday in October]

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Only a prayer chain can be a Life Chain

Voice for Life was hosting two Life Chains - one in Simcoe, the other in Jarvis.

Not sure of the situation for 2020.

To date, for the Life Chain in our area of Haldimand-Norfolk, meet at the corner of Hwys 3 (Queensway) and 24 (Norfolk St.) in Simcoe, or Main St. and Talbot St. (Hwy 3) in Jarvis.

Signs provided. Event happens rain or shine.

Please bring a gift or donation for your local Food Bank.
(Formula and diapers are always needed!)


The National Life Chain is the largest peaceful, prayerful, pro-life, public witness in the world. Life Chain is held simultaneously in more than 200 cities across Canada each year. It is held on the first Sunday in October, and for most locations, it runs from 2 pm - 3 pm.

Life Chain is an easy way to get involved in pro-life. Just show up for one hour, stand on the side walk with others who are not ashamed to be a public witness, and pray for an end to abortion. You can be a light in a darkened world as you help put an end to abortion through prayer.

For more information on National Life Chain Sunday, and its purpose and significance, check out and

Learn more, watch: Life Chain Video

Download: 2018 Poster for information.

What is Life Chain?, by Royce Dunn
We are a prayer chain ministry on the sidewalks of America, Canada, and a few other nations. Each participant holds an approved pro-life sign and endeavours to be a compassionate and peaceful public witness for the sanctity of human life. Accordingly, Life Chain's first mission is to minister to its own participants; and if we are receptive to God's promptings, He empowers us to minister truth about abortion to the motoring public. Through that process, Life Chain changes hearts and saves lives.

- first Life Chain - 1987

Norfolk County Fair Booth - October 6-12

COVID_19 UPDATE: Still on for 2020

[Traditionally in October, seven days, ends with Thanksgiving]

(2020, would be the 42nd year for Voice for Life to have a Booth)

Voice for Life operates a booth at the Norfolk County Fair throughout the seven days of the fair event, and is in need of volunteers for each day to 'man' the booth, either for a morning, afternoon or evening session of two to three hours. Fair entrance tickets are provided for volunteers. It is best if two people volunteer for the same time period, if possible.

Please phone the Office (519-428-5146) or E-mail: Voice for Life, if you are interested in volunteering.

This 'Volunteer sign up sheet' shows the various time slots that are set up for the Pro-Life Booth. [A 2020 version will be added soon. Layout of daily times per day of the week will not change]

Let us know what times are best for you to help.

The volunteers at the start of the day would need to uncover displays, turn on equipment, lights, etc., and those at the end of the day would, in turn, cover displays, shut off equipment, lights before leaving.


Annual Fall Banquet - Day in Fall to be determined

Meet & Greet: 5:30 p.m.; Dinner at 6:00 p.m.


Tickets: Adults - $25; Children 12 and under - $10. For Tickets contact the Office: 519-428-5146, or e-mail: Voice for Life. Please order tickets in advance.

Guest Speaker:

You are welcome to come after the Dinner just to listen to the Presentation at no cost.


Simcoe Christmas Panorama - Voice for Life Display

"Lights On": Saturday November 28th - Opening Night Ceremony 6 p.m. 

"Lights Off": Sunday January 3rd, 2021, is the final night.

The lights are on every night between 5:30 and 11:00 p.m.

Help is needed to set-up the Voice for Life Display so it is ready again for this year. The completed Display must be moved to its Park site sometime in early November, as designated by organizers, for final on-site preparation before Panorama opens on Saturday, November 28.

Takedown is after the final day (Sunday January 3, 2021) as weather permits. Display will then be stored until Fall 2021.

Can you help, physically or financially? Please e-mail: Voice for Life.


OTHER 2020 Important Dates

Sanctity of Life Sunday - January Third Sunday

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The third Sunday of January was officially pronounced Sanctity of Human Life Sunday in order to remember the two infamous court cases that removed protection to a secure and safe environment for the child in the womb.

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States, (in other words a mere nine men out of the entire population), determined in Roe vs. Wade, that every State had a duty to give women unfettered access to abortion until the birth of the child.

On January 28, 1988 the Canadian Supreme Court in a 3-2 decision, struck down the criminal code law regarding abortion and left Canada with NO LAW to protect children in the womb.

A day not only to remember that Human Life is sacred, but it is an anniversary date that causes us to remember and grieve the millions of deliberately aborted lives that could have blessed childless couples, filled school rooms, and contributed their talents to our culture and economy.  Their loss is beyond measure or comprehension.

March 21: Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Annually observed on March 21 to raise public awareness of Down syndrome, a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome.

The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.  


Thursday May 14: National March for Life, Ottawa

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ANNOUNCEMENT: National March for Life on Parliament Hill Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Health Crisis — Virtual National March for Life Set to Go from May 10-14, 2020.


The Virtual National March for Life program will include high profile movies and interviews streamed online from May 10-12; a virtual candlelight vigil on Wednesday, May 13; online pro-life Masses and religious services on Thursday, May 14 and a livestreamed ‘virtual’ rally, with guests from Canada and around the world. All events will be hosted on their website ( and their various social media platforms. Details are forthcoming. Check their web site for updates.


Saturday May 16: We Believe in Simcoe Day

Held at The Aud, Norfolk County Fair Grounds, Simcoe

Activities and events are held on the second Saturday in May for individuals and families with need. Some are fun and enjoyable. Some are caring and helpful. And ALL of it is FREE.


June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.

"All human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights, and have the right to age with dignity, respected by their families and communities, free of neglect, abuse and violence. " UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Euthanasia: the ultimate in elder abuse!

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10th every year and is designed as a worldwide commitment to preventing suicides, to bring attention to the problem of suicide to the public’s attention and to help society do what it can to prevent suicides now and in the future.

World Suicide Prevention Day gives organizations, government agencies and individuals a chance to promote awareness about suicide, mental illnesses associated with suicide, as well as suicide prevention.

For information on local scheduled events for the day contact 'Achieve Mental Health Wellness and Recovery Centre': 519-428-0580.

Also say "NO !" to doctor-assisted suicide.

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October 15: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

Observed every year on October 15.

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