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October 4th Sisters in Solidarity vigils

October 4, 2014

Each year on October 4th communities across Canada come together to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. As we do so, we remember the lives of sisters, daughters, mothers and grandmothers tragically taken from us.

Virtual Candlelight Vigil

• The website was created as a place of hope and healing where we can all come together to honour missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. When you visit, you will be invited to light a candle and leave a dedication. Please join us! 


Acton – Concerned Citizens – Candlelight vigil with speakers and performances at Notre Dame High School on Oct. 4th @ 6:30PM

Bancroft – Metis Nation of Ontario Victim Services – Rally, gathering and drumming at Millennium Park on Oct. 4th @ 2-4PM

Bracebridge – Nipissing University, Muskoka Campus – Moment of Silence/Candlelight Vigil at Memorial Park (downtown bracebridge) on Oct. 3rd @ 12-1PM

Brampton – Credit River Métis Council – Candlelight, reception to follow at Gage Park on Oct. 4th, time is TBD

Brantford – Brantford Native Housing and Aboriginal Health centre – Faceless doll workshop, community feast, outdoor vigil at the Woodland Cultural Centre on Oct. 4th @ 3-7PM

Burlington – Halton Violence Prevention Council – Speeches, moment of silence and spoken word performance at Notre Dame High School on Oct. 4th @ 6:30PM

Burlington – Halton Women’s Place – Speeches, moment of silence and balloon release, Oct. 3rd, TBD 

Carleton Place – Lanark Country Interval House – Details are TBD

Curve Lake – Curve Lake First Nation, Curve Lake Cultural Centre – Awareness Campaign #AMINext in Curve Lake on Oct. 4th @12-3PM

Dryden – Ontario Native Women’s – Luncheon, gathering, moment of silence and sharing stories at Coopers Park on Oct. 4th @ 11:30-1:30PM

Dryden – Dryden Native Friendship Centre – Peaceful walk with signs and balloons, moment of silence, 2 speeches – Location TBD on Oct. 4th  @  5pm

Fort Erie – Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre (FENFC) – Guest Speaker, presentation, call of women’s names, honour song and drumming around sacred fire and dinner at FENFC on Oct. 4th @ 4-8PM

Geraldton – Ontario Native Womens Association, Greenstone Family Resource Centre – Drumming, songs, candlelight vigil at the Ontario Native Women’s Association in Geraldton on Oct. 3rd @ 6-8PM

Guelph – Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis – Candlelight vigil, moment of silence, speakers, videos at Marianne’s Park on Oct. 4th @ 6:30PM

Hamilton – Good Shepard Community Support – Services for Women and Children – Rally in solidarity with Sisters in Spirit, Flag being raised at Hamilton City Hall on Oct. 1st @10:30AM 

Kingston – Kingston Interval House – Speakers(family members) singers, faceless dolls will be showcased, tobacco burning at the Tyendinaga Territory Tsitkerhitoton Park on Oct. 4th @ 11-2PM

Kitchener – Wilfrid Laurier Aboriginal Student Association – Drumming, songs, speakers and smudging in the Community Room at YWCA, Mary’s Place on Oct. 4th @ 2-4:30PM

London – Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services Inc Partnered with: My Sisters Place, London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse, Sisters In Spirit London Chapter – Start rally/march at Atlohsa(343 Richmond St.) and walk to My Sisters Place(566 Dundas St.) at Atlohsa (343 Richmond St.) on Oct. 4th @ 3-7PM

Markdale – KAIROS – Rally, moment of silence, Prayers and music at Cooke’s Presbyterian Church on Oct. 4th @ 2:30PM

Midland – Georgian Bay Native Women’s Association – Candlelight, March, Round Dance, Memorial Speeches, paper Lantern send off at the Midland Public Library, March down King St, Conclude at Downtown Town Dock on Oct. 4th @ 7-9PM

Newmarket – Social Justice Team- Trinity United Church – Vigil, speaker and lighting of candles at the Trinity United Church on Oct. 3rd @ 630-9PM

Niagara – Niagara Regional Native Centre – Candlelight vigil, moment of silence, neighborhood walk at the Friendship Centre on Oct 3rd @ 1:30PM

Oakville – Ad Doc Committee of Advancement of Women Halton (AWH) – Candlelight vigil, moment of silence – Location TBD on Oct, [email protected] sunset

Ottawa – RCMP-National Aboriginal Policing Services – Moment of Silence assembly at the RCMP National Headquarters on Oct. 3rd @ 11AM

Ottawa – The Native Womens Association of Canada, Canadian Union of Postal Employees (CUPE), Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Amnesty International, Canadian Labour Congress – March from Canadian War Museum with Dr. Stanley Vollant and the Innu Meshkenu Project (optional), Rally  and event on Parliament Hill, Honour Song. Speeches, Family Sharing, Moment of Silence, Women’s Drum Travelling Song, Walk to Victoria Island, light refreshments and Closing at Parliament Hill on Oct. 4th @ 12PM 

Owen Sound – Metis Nation of Ontario – View of faceless dolls, speakers, blanket of love, hope and healing at the Plaza Owen Sound City hall on Oct. 4th @ 1-4PM

Parry Sound – District of Parry Sound Domestic Violence Committee – Annual Walk for community safety to raise awareness about domestic violence and moment of silence at Market Square Park on Sept. 24th @ 4:45PM

Parry Sound – Wasauksing First Nation – Moment of Silence during regional elders gathering at the Community Complex on Oct. 3rd @ 12:30PM

Parry Sound – Muskoka/Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services – TBD at Parry Sound Island Queen cruise on Oct. 3rd

Peterborough – Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabe Kwewag Services Cirlce – Memorial March at Confederation Park to Millennium Park on Oct. 4th @ 3PM

Peterborough – Trent Central Students Association, Local 71 of the Canadian Federation of Students – Campus Event at Trent University on the evening of Oct, 4th 

Picton – Catholic Women’s League – Moment of Silence at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church on Oct. 4th @ 5PM

Renfrew – Métis Nation of Ontartio – Candlelight vigil, walk to monument, faceless dolls craft, moment of silence, drumming, prayers, etc at the Petawawa cat walk leading to women’s monument on Oct. 4th  @4-8PM

St. Catherine’s – Brock University Graduate Students Association, Local 102 of the Canadian Federation of Students – Campus event at Brock University Campus on the evening of Oct. 4th 

Simcoe – Haldimand Norfolk Women’s Services – Datails TBD – Hagersville on Oct. 4th    

Sioux Lookout – Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre – Candlelight, march from OPP station to the town beach, releasing of Birch Bark basket in memory of our lost sister, honour song by women’s hand drum group at the Town Beach on , date and time are TBD

Southwold – Oneida Nation Health Centre – Candlelight vigil, supper, moment of silence at Oneida Community Centre on Oct. 4th @ 5PM

Sudbury – Niswakamok Native Friendship Centre – Feast and Vigil at the Nisswakamok Friendship Centre on Oct. 4th @ 4-6PM

Thornbury – Informal gathering and moment of silence, walk labyrinth at Cedar Grove Labyrinth (park off Millo St. across from Town Hall) on Oct. 4th @ 4-5PM

Thorold – Thorold Chapter of Native Women, Niagara Chapter of Native Women, Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative, AIDS Niagara – Rally, ceremony, reception and activities  at the  Jack Gatecliff Arena, Centennial park and AIDS Niagara on Oct. 4th @ 10AM

Timmins – Ontario Native Women’s Association, Timmins Native Friendship Centre, Mennonite Central Committee, Amnesty International, Timmins and area women in crisis – Candlelight Vigil followed by refreshments at Timmins Native Friendship Centre on Oct. 4th @ 2-4PM

Toronto – Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto – Candlelight vigil, jingle dress dancers, women’s handrumming at Allan Gardens on Oct. 4th @ 630-830PM

Toronto – Ontario College of Art and Design Students Union, Local 25 of the Canadian Federation of Students – Campus events at Ontario College of Art and Design on the evening of Oct. 4th 

Toronto – Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson, Local 105 of the Canadian Federation of Students – Campus Event at Ryerson University on the evening of Oct. 4th 

Toronto –  United Steelworkers Canadian National Office – Moment of Silence and staff educational event at USW Canadian National Office on Oct. 3rd @10AM

Welland – Niagara College, First Nations Metis And Inuit Office Student Services – Lights, vigil, prayer, moment of silence at Welland Campus on Oct. 3rd 

Windsor – Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre – Opening speakers, tobacco ceremony, and closing at the Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre on Oct. 4th @ Sunset

Windsor – Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women – Details TBD – Collaborating with Can_AM Indian Friendship Centre – date and time are TBD 

Windsor – University of Windsor Students Alliance, Local 49 of the Canadian Federation of students – Campus Event