23rd Annual February 14th Women’s Memorial March needs your help…
Their Spirits Live Within Us
The February 14th Women’s Memorial March began after the brutal and tragic murder of a Coast Salish woman in Vancouver’s downtown eastside (dtes). Women from the community were so outraged by the manner in which she was murdered and fed up with the continued violence against women in the community. The women organized a march through the downtown eastside to raise awareness around violence against women.
The February 14th Women’s Memorial March is sponsored by organizations and individuals like you. The march is held to honour and grieve the loss of the lives of women who die each year due to violence and to remember the more than 32 women who are still listed as missing. Each year the Memorial March committee must raise funds to pay for such things as hall rental, sound system, food, red & yellow roses, memorial brochures, posters, candles, tobacco and other expenses. If you would like to sponsor one component of this years march please call Mabel Nipshank at 604 681 8480 ext 222, or Alice Kendell, 604 681 8480 ext 223.
Please join us at the march, please respect the march and leave your agency banners at home as the Women’s Memorial March carries five banners to honour the women.
We thank you in advance for your support and look forward to you joining us at the 23rd Annual February 14th Women’s Memorial March. It will be held on Friday February 14th, 2014 starting at NOON at the corner of Main & Hastings in Vancouver.
Please make cheques payable to the
Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, memo: Memorial March,
302 Columbia St. Vancouver, BC V6A 4J1
All donations over $10.00 will be gratefully acknowledged with a tax deductible receipt.
For more information please contact
Thank you very much for your attention, time and support.
Marlene George Mabel Nipshank
On behalf of the organizing committee of the 2013 February 14th Women’s Memorial March