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A reminder for the February 14th Women’s Memorial March to remember and hounour our missing and murdered sisters.

Over the years, the February 14th Women’s Memorial March has expanded to cities across these lands, as well as internationally. The March is an opportunity for all cities and communities to come together to grieve the loss of our beloved sisters and remember the women who are still missing. We encourage all women to journey and heal together by organizing memorials on this day because women face physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual violence on a daily basis. Violence against women is always unacceptable; every life is precious and we must continue to honour and work for justice for murdered and missing women.

If you are organizing a memorial please email us the details at marlene.george@vancouver.ca and hwalia8@gmail.com (both addresses) so we can maintain communication, compile the information here on our website, and build strength in our coordinated efforts. Thank you all for your support and commitment.

National Coordination 2013:

Vancouver: 22nd Annual Women’s Memorial March. Thursday Feb 14th March starts at noon from Carnegie (Main and Hastings). Facebook page linked here.

Victoria: Stolen Sisters Memorial March. Sunday Feb 17th from 11 am to 2 pm. Our Place Society, 919 Pandora Avenue. Facebook page linked here

Edmonton: Memorial March of Edmonton with Idle No More: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 6:30pm. 10821-96 Street. Together with Idle No More we memorialize all the women we have lost to violence. The woman are our Centre and deserve respect, to be honoured, and appreciated…they carry our gifts, our future generations! Facebook page linked here.

Toronto: For Our Sisters: Toronto’s 8th Annual Ceremony for our missing and murdered women. Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 12:30pm until 1:30pm. Strawberry Ceremony with Wanda Whitebird begins at 12:30 Police Headquarters 40 College Street at Bay, Toronto Community Feast catered by NaMeRes at the 519 Church Street Community Centre; 519 Church Street following the rally. Raising our Voices to Demand a national public inquiry led by Indigenous grass roots women and supported by a United Nations Investigation into Missing & Murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Facebook page linked here.

Montreal: Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (Missing Justice) invites you and yours to attend, spread the word about, and participate in this year’s Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women on Thursday February 14th, 6pm at St. Laurent metro. Facebook page linked here.

Ottawa: Families of Sisters in Spirit March. Thursday, February 14, 2013. We will be starting our March to Parliament Hill at 11:45 from the Prime Minister’s office (80 Wellington Street). Families will speak there and then we continue to Parliament Hill where more Families will share their stories. Facebook page linked here.

Oshawa: Honouring the Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women. February 14th at 7 pm at Cowan Park on Olive St. We will be meeting at Cowan Park which is on Olive St. We will walk up Olive to Simcoe and down Simcoe to Gibb. We will walk back down to the park. At the park we will light our candles and go from there to honour our Lost Women. Please bring candles. Facebook page linked here.

Regina: Valentine’s Day Memorial for Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Persons. Thursday, February 14 from 11 am till 1 pm at Angel Square (corner of Dewdney Ave. and Montague St.) Please join us on February 14th to remember and honour the memories of Aboriginal men and women who have been taken tragically taken from us or who are still missing from our community. Facebook page linked here.

Sault St Marie: Memorial March For Missing And Murdered Women. Monday, February 4, 2013 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at Sault Ste Marie Court House Queen St E. We , as a country, need to look at the fact that Indigenous Woman, are the largest percentage of the Missing and Murdered. Facebook page linkedhere.

Winnipeg: Annual Women’s Memorial March. Thursday, February 14 from 5:30pm until 7:30pm starting outside University of Winnipeg – Bulman Centre. To stand together united as one strong voice, for those who are unable to sound their voice, the women who are missing or have been murdered. We wish to raise awareness and honour the missing or murdered women in support of their families and friends. Facebook page linked here.

Calgary: Calgary’s 5th Annual Women’s Memorial March. February 14, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Scarboro United Church (134 Scarboro Avenue Southwest). Website linked here.

Kelowna: 2nd Annual Memorial Vigil. February 14, 2013, 12:00 – 2:00 pm. Kelowna City Park (meet at the Sails), A Memorial Vigil to Honour And Create Awareness For All The Missing Indigenous Women In Canada. Facebook page linked here.

Thunder Bay: 5th Annual VALENTINES DAY MEMORIAL MARCH. Thursday, February 14, 2013 from noon-3pm. For Families and Friends of Missing/Murdered Anishinabe & Metis Women. Meet at City Hall, 500 Donald Street East. Begin walking: 1:30 pm from City Hall to the Lakehead Labour Centre. You are welcome to bring your own posters/signs/photos to carry in memory of a sister, grandmother, friend, etc. This memorial walk is a sacred walk to honour and remember our loved ones. Facebook page linked here.

Source & for more information: Women’s Memorial March



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