Sisters in Spirit vigil to be held

Vigil to be held Oct. 4 at Beatty House

All those interested are invited to attend the Sisters in Spirit (SIS) Vigil to be held at the Beatty Heritage House on Fri., Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

This is an annual event hosted y the Rimbey Group of Amnesty International, in support of the SIS initiative launched in 2004 by the Native Women’s Association of Canada.

It is one of the more than 200 gatherings which will be held across Canada to raise awareness concerning the more than 1,200 murdered and/or missing Indigenous women and girls, to remember the victims, and to provide support to their families.

A short ceremony of rememberance will take place around the outdoor fireplace. (If the weather is inclement, it will be held inside.)

This will be followed by a social time with light refreshments indoors.

Sisters in Spirit Vigils are part of a country-wide movement led by the Native Women’s Association of Canada. The vigils seek to honour missing and murdered Aboriginal women, support grieving families and create a movement for social change.

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