Thousands Expected To Attend Vancouver DTES Women’s Memorial March

DTES Vancouver Women's Memorial March

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Last weekend thousands of women (and men) marched the streets of Vancouver, and across the world in support of women’s rights for the historic Women’s March On Washington.

Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside will be having their annual women’s memorial march on Feb. 14th near Main Street and East Hastings.

The first women’s memorial march was held in 1991 after the murder of a Coast Salish woman on Powell Street. Since then, the march was held every Valentine’s Day in honour of her and the lives of many other missing and murdered women from the Downtown Eastside.

Community members will gather at the Carnegie Community Centre Theatre at 10:30am for a remembrance ceremony.

The march will begin at noon following the ceremony, which will include stops along the way to commemorate where the women were last seen or found, speeches by activists, a healing circle and a community feast afterwards.

For further information and to RSVP, please visit the event’s Facebook page.

DTES Annual Women’s Memorial March 2017

When: Tuesday, February 14th,

Where: Starts at Carnegie Community Centre Theatre (401 Main Street)

Time: Memorial starts at 10:30am, march at noon

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Meagan Gill

Meagan is the Associate Editor at 604 Now. She studied Journalism at Mount Royal University. She is passionate about Vancouver and enjoys writing about the people, issues and events that shape our city. In her spare time, Meagan is interested in photography, loves to spend time outdoors, and volunteers for Big Sisters.