Dressed in red, hand in hand, people will honour the lives of missing and murdered aboriginal women at a public vigil on Oct. 4.
The third-annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil takes place at the bandshell in Riverside Park, with drums beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Participants are asked to wear something red to show support, as well as to bring messages of support and pictures of lost loved ones or missing person posters. They’re also reminded to dress warmly for the fall evening. Coffee and hot chocolate will be served after the ceremony.
The event is organized by the B.C. Native Women’s Association.
Since the first vigil was held at Chief Louis Centre in 2011, the report of the missing women commission of inquiry was completed, with 63 recommendations following the conviction of serial killer Robert Pickton.