In spite of the bitter cold the Womens Resource Centre held their annual Womens Memorial March and Red Dress Project last evening. Speaking to the group of marchers at Pioneer Square the Center’s Executive Director Colleen Arnold explained the march and the hanging of dresses along Main Street. She said they inform people who are not affected and create a space for people who are affected to have their voices heard. She noted this event is organized by women because women especially Indigenous women face physical, mental, emotional and spiritual violence on a daily basis. She adds the February 14th Memorial March and Red Dress Project is an opportunity to come together to grieve the loss of our beloved sisters remembering the women who are still missing and to dedicate ourselves to justice.
The group then left Pioneer Square and marched down Main Street to Church Street and to the Friendship Centre.