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Tony McNaughton Award

Address:
End Relationship Abuse
Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Category: Rose

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WOMENS MEMORIALS

THE TONY MCNAUGHTON AWARD AND FUND

"Tony McNaughton was a manager of a Starbuck's on Robson Street in Vancouver. He was stabbed to death on January 20, 2000, protecting a staff member from her estranged husband. He told the woman to run and faced her attacker alone. He was awarded the Governor General of Canada's Medal of Bravery and the Carnegie Medal for "extraordinary heroism".

"In his memory, the Tony McNaughton Fund, administered by the Canadian Women's Foundation, was set up to raise money for programs aimed at stopping violence against women.

TONY MCNAUGHTON AWARD

"At the 2004 Fall Conference, ERA established the Tony McNaughton Award for bravery in opposing violence. The first awards were given to Don Miller, Alison Smith and Leslie Bennewith for acting with courage to save a woman who was being attacked by her ex-husband in Port Moody. The woman was shot five times, once after Don Miller had pulled her into his car, but she survived, thanks to the quick thinking and bravery of these three people.

"ERA also honoured Tony McNaughton with an award for his unselfish bravery in opposing violence. The award was accepted by his partner, Allen Sawkins, who spoke passionately to the conference delegates about the loss of his partner and the commitment both men had to non-violence.

"At the 2005 Fall Conference, the Tony McNaughton Award was awarded to two young men, Tori Haleta and Kevin Venn, who were both severely injured in separate incidents in which Tori and Kevin intervened to stop an attack on a woman.

"An award was also made to Penny Bain for her contributions to the field of family violence."

From http://www.erabc.ca/tony.htm