Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside march remembers murdered, missing women

Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside march remembers murdered, missing women

Every Feb. 14 since 1992, community members in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside have held a memorial march to honour and remember women murdered or missing in B.C.

The Women’s Memorial March begins Wednesday with a family and community remembrance ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at Carnegie Community Centre. A public ceremony will be held at around 11:30 a.m. at Main and Hastings.

The march through the streets of the DTES starts at noon with stops to commemorate where women were last seen or found.

The march will be followed speeches at Main and Hastings at around 2 p.m., a healing circle at Oppenheimer Park at around 3 pm and ending with a community feast at the Japanese Language Hall (487 Alexander Street).


FILE: The Annual Women’s Memorial March makes it way down Main Street in Vancouver, B.C. Sunday February 14, 2016.

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