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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.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 linked here.
Winnipeg: Annual Women’s Memorial March. Thursday, February 14 from 5:30pm until 7:30pm starting at 222 Furby Street, Young United Church. 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
Prince George: Idle No More on Valentines Day. Feb 14th at 4 pm. Prince George Courthouse. Round dance flash mob downtown. Bring candles to light to show support for mother earth and recognize 800+ Original and non-Aboriginal women missing and murdered. Facebook information here.
Lebret: Thurs. Feb. 14th at 4 pm, beginning at the hill and walking into town. Followed by speeches and a sky latern lighting. In solidarity with the Women’s Memorial March, One Billion Rising and Have a Heart campaign, Peepeekisis Justice Committee will be organizing a walk in Lebret Sk.
Hagersville: Over 700 Aboriginal Missing and Murdered Women Rally. Thursday, February 14 at 5:00pm. King and Main Street Corner, Hagersville, Ontario. We are holding a rally on the four corners in Hagersville, displaying our signs, ending with a round dance. Facebook page linked here
Old Masset Village, Haida Gwaii: February 14th at noon at the end of the village, by the fire pit beside Jim Hearts long house. This will be our first annual gathering, to support our Haida’s accross the lands, who march in memorial for all the murdered and missing women who we have lost. Facebook page linked here.
National Coordination 2012:
Calgary: Tuesday February 14 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at United Scarboro Church (134 Scarboro Avenue SW). Speakers @ 6:30 p.m. March to begin @ 7:00 p.m. Light meal to follow. Open mike for families of Missing Loved ones. Facebook page linked here.
Edmonton: Tuesday February 14 from 7 pm – 9:30pm. Memorial March for all the Missing and Murdered Women of Edmonton outside Sacred Heart Church (10821 – 96 Street). Facebook page linked here.
Kelowna: February 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m at The Sails Downtown Kelowna. March to: Office of Steve Thomson MLA Kelowna Mission1st Annual Women’s Memorial March To Honour And Create Awareness For All The Missing Indigenous Women In Canada.Contact: Alex Augier 250-681-2058 or Kelly Mitton 250-801-1339
London: Tuesday, February 14, 2012. 12:30pm until 2:30pm. The University Council Chambers, UCC 315. Join VDay Western in honouring our missing and murdered Indigenous sisters. We will be in the atrium of the UCC all morning writing letters that demand justice, disseminating information, and commemorating our sisters. This will be followed by a screening of the film ‘Finding Dawn’ at 12:30pm in the University Council Chambers (UCC 315). Facebook page linked here
Merritt: February 14, 2010 from 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Meet at Quilchena Square from a March through town, followed by film screening and candle light vigil at Nvit Lecture Hall. We want to raise public awareness and provide greiving families an opportunity to speak out. This is a chance to let the community take a stand with these families and remind them that we have not forgotten who they are. The loss of one is a loss to us all! Contact women are Billie Pierre, Deloris Charters and Gloria McGovern. Call Deloris Charter 250-315-4902 Facebook group page linked here.
Montreal: Tuesday February 14th Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women on , 5:30pm at Cabot Square (St.Catherine and Atwater). Guests & Speakers will include: Michèle Audette (President of Québec Native Women QNW), Anna-Aude Caouette (STELLA), Karine Myrgianie Jean-François (Girls Action Foundation), South Asian Women’s Community Centre, Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, Bridget Tolley (Sisters in Spirit), Tiohtiake Drum, Moe Clark. For more information contact Missing Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-937-2110. Facebook page linked here
Ottawa: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 12:00pm until 1:00pm. Rally at Parliament Hill ~ Traditional Territory of the Algonquin Peoples. Show your love for families of missing and murdered Aboriginal women/girls. Bear witness to their stories of struggle and strength. Add your support to families’ calls for action, justice, accountability, and an end to violence. Confirmed speakers: Chief Gilbert Whiteduck of Kitigan Zibi, Pam & Fred Fillier parents of Hilary Bonnell, Fred Fillier Jr., younger brother of Hilary Bonnell. Facebook page linked here
Penticton: Tuesday February 14th 2012. Protest and Rally from 3:30-5 pm. Penticton Courthouse (100 Main Street). This year Penticton has been added to the list of communities. In unity we will demand justice and action with Indigenous peoples across Canada to stop the violence against Aboriginal women. For more information contact Victoria N Baptiste VNBaptiste@pib.ca or 250 462 8674
Thunderbay: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 2:00pm until 5:30pm. Please come and join us as we walk in memory of our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, granddaughters and friends on Valentines Day. We will meet at the City Hall where we will begin walking at 2 pm. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and a light snack will be available and a few words by family members will be shared there. Contact Biidaajiwun Inc at 474-3542 or email@example.com. Facebook page linked here
Toronto: Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Rally from 12:30pm until 1:30pm, Feast at the 519 Church Street Community Centre following the rally. This year we will be Raising our Voices to Demand the United Nations Investigate Missing & Murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Alongside groups across the country, Toronto’s February 14th organizing committee comprised of No More Silence, The Native Youth Sexual Health Network, The Native Women’s Resource Centre and other Indigenous and feminist organizations will be mobilizing at Police Headquarters at 12:30 pm to show our support for such an investigation. On February 14th we come together in solidarity with the women who started this vigil over 20 years ago in Vancouver’s DTES, and with the marches and rallies that will be taking place across this land. We stand in defense of our lives and to demonstrate against the complicity of the state in the ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and the impunity of state institutions and actors (police, RCMP, coroners’ offices, the courts, and an indifferent federal government) that prevents justice for all Indigenous peoples. Facebook page linked here
Victoria: Sunday Feb 12. Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Begins in front of OUR PLACE (919 Pandora), marches down Government St and ends at Thunderbird Park. 11am – Gather for tea and coffee in front of Our Place (919 Pandora). 12pm – March to Thunderbird Park. 1pm – Speeches and Refreshments. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or read full details on Facebook page linked here
Winnipeg: Tues Feb 14 from 5:30-7:30. Women’s Memorial March. Meet at University of Winnipeg- Bullman Centre (515 Portage). 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. Hot refreshments will be served. Please wear red or purple if possible. Facebook page linked here
National Coordination 2011:
Ottawa, Algonquin Territory: February 14th 2011 @ noon, Rally on Parliament Hill, Day of JUSTICE for missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. OPPOSE Harper’s funding cuts to Sisters in Spirit (SIS) SUPPORT SIS and SHOW YOUR LOVE for Families of Sisters in Spirit. Facebook page linked here
Winnipeg: Feb 14th Women’s Memorial March. Meet at All Saint’s Anglican Church at 5:30pm Broadway & Osborne. Please wear Red. The march starts at 6 PM. For more information email email@example.com
Edmonton: Monday, February 14 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Memorial March for all the Missing and Murdered Women of Edmonton outside Sacred Heart Church (10821 – 96 Street). Facebook page linked here.
Toronto: No More Silence! Monday, February 14 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Police HQ, 40 College St at Bay March to the Coroner’s Office, 26 Grenville St. We stand in defense of our lives and to demonstrate against the complicity of the state in the ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and the impunity of state institutions and actors (police, RCMP, coroners’ offices, the courts, and an indifferent federal government) that prevents justice for all Indigenous Peoples. Endorsed by: Sistering, The Women and Gender Studies Institute (University of Toronto), No One is Illegal Toronto. Website here.
Montreal: Monday, February 14 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm at Cabot Square (Parc Atwater). Violence against women is an ever-present symptom of a sick society. It continues to affect communities all over Québec, Canada and the rest of the world. Since roughly 1980, Between 583 and 3000 Indigenous women have gone missing or been murdered in “Canada.” Come out and march in remembrance of the many mothers, daughters, sisters and aunties who are missed. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or website linked here
Victoria: Monday Feb 14. We will meet in front of Our Place (919 Pandora) at 12pm Sunday February 13th 2011. At 1pm we will march down Pandora to Government and on to Thunderbird Park. This march is an annual event that originated in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to call attention to the high numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the area. It has come to represent a day for people to gather to remember, honor, and grieve for Indigenous women who have gone missing or been murdered. For more info e-mail: email@example.com. Facebook page linked here.
Calgary: Monday, February 14 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at United Scarboro Church (134 Scarboro Avenue SW). Bring yourself and your friends for a positive event honouring the lives of the missing and murdered Women of southern Alberta. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook page linked here.
National Coordination 2010:
Edmonton: Sunday, February 14, 2010 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Memorial March for all the Missing and Murdered Women of Edmonton outside Sacred Heart Church. Facebook page linked here.
Victoria: Sunday, February 14, 2010. Gather at 11 am, march at noon. Meet at Pandora and Vancouver (in front of Our Place). Wear Regalia or red to honor and remember the Indigenous women from all across Canada who are missing or murdered. Email email@example.com or visit Facebook page here.
Toronto: Sunday February 14, 2010. Rally at Police HQ, 40 College St. at Bay @ noon. We’ll march to the Coroner’s Office, 26 Grenville St. Gathering with food immediately to follow at U of T’s Centre for Women and Trans People (563 Spadina Ave). Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montreal: Sunday February 14, 2010. 1st Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women at 1:30pm at Parc Emilie- Gamelin, Montreal- corner of St. Hubert and Berri St. We will then walk north on Hubert St., west on Ontario St. and north on St. Laurent to Parc des Ameriques (Rachel and St. Laurent). Please visit Facebook event page here.
Calgary: Sunday February 14, 2010. 2nd Annual Valentine’s Day Women’s Memorial March. Gather at the Scarboro United Church, 134 Scarboro Avenue, Calgary, at 1:30 pm We ask that you please do not bring your banners, flags, or leaflets as the Women’s Memorial March carries 3 banners only to honor the women. For more information, email email@example.com.