Strength & Remembrance Pole Raising

North Vancouver

2019-10-25 13:43 PDT

Today, in consultation with local elders, the Violence Against Women In Relationships (VAWIR)Committee raised a Strength and Remembrance Pole in North Vancouver. The carved red cedar pole stands in remembrance of the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls across Canada, the fourteen women murdered in the Montreal Massacre, and all women who suffer violence.

This Remembrance Pole will serve as a spiritual beacon for these victims, said Michelle Dodds, Chair of the North Shore VAWIR Committee. But this will also be a place where their family members and friends can come for strength as they remember their beloved, and a place where all people can gather to reflect on these tragedies, so that we never forget them.

The North Shore VAWIR Committee is comprised of local criminal justice and community-based service providers who are dedicated to continuing to change our local response to and attitudes toward violence against women.

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