Saturday, September 29, 2018

Prince Rupert gathering to honour stolen sisters to take place tonight

One of the signs that have been prepared for tonight's
gathering in Prince Rupert.

(Honouring our Stolen sisters Facebook page)

Residents of Prince Rupert and area will have an opportunity to remember the missing and murdered women of the Highway 16 corridor known as the Highway of Tears and across Canada this evening, as a local group prepares to hold a vigil along McBride Street across from the Prince Rupert Civic Centre.

The commemoration event, one of a number to be held across the province is known as " Honour our stolen sisters MMIW", with those wishing to take part asked to gather at the parking lot of the Lester Centre at 6:30PM.

Prince Rupert's Lester Centre is the gathering spot for tonight's
remembrance of Murdered and Missing Women 

Participants are asked to wear red, with plans to line both sides of the highway and bridge area near the Civic Centre, with drummers invited to be part of the gathering of remembrance.

A Facebook page created for tonight's gathering has more details, as well as photos of some of the preparation work that has gone into the remembrance.

Participants are planning to line McBride street near the Civic Centre
as part of the night to Honour our stolen sisters

To this point of their planning, 91 people have indicated through the Facebook forum that they plan to attend.

The province wide plans come as Smithers RCMP continue their investigation into the circumstances of the death of Jessica Balczer, a young First Nations woman from the Bulkley Valley.

For more items of interest on community events on the North Coast see our archive page here.

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