Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women Calgary

Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women Calgary

February 14, 2011 11:00 ET

REMINDER: Calgary Valentine's Day Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women

Third Annual March Will Start and End at the Scarboro United Church, 134 Scarboro Avenue SW, Calgary on Valentine's Day, Monday, February 14, 2011

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2011) -

Attn: Calgary News and Assignment Editors-Media Alert for Monday, February 14, 2011

All are welcome to share in this loving remembrance of missing and murdered mothers, grandmothers, wives, sisters, daughters, nieces and granddaughters. It will be third year Calgarians have gathered on Valentine's Day to honour the memories of women gone missing or murdered in Canada— to keep alive the hope that justice will be seen for these women and their families.

WHAT:
Third Annual Calgary Valentine's Day Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women
 
WHERE:
The march commences and ends at:
Scarboro United Church
134 Scarboro Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
T2T 4E3
 
WHEN:
Monday, February 14, 2011 (Valentine's Day)
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Guest speakers at 6 p.m.
March commences at 6:30 p.m.
Refreshments to follow. Parking is available on site. Media welcome

The first Valentine's Day memorial marches were organized in Vancouver to call attention to the alarming numbers of women who vanished and were never heard from again. Some later turned up dead. The majority of the women are of Aboriginal background, fueling concerns that Native women and girls are being targeted.

Since the 1970's, more than 3,000 women have gone missing or been murdered in Canada. For more information about the issue of missing and murdered women, or the Third Annual Calgary Valentine's Day Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women.

Contact Information

  • Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women Calgary
    Suzanne Dzus, Coordinator
    403.700.5560
    memorialmarchcalgary@live.ca
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