Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma, Eva Hilborn, Founding Member CFUWPQ and Cathy Stewart Co-Chair CFUWPQ Advocacy Committee at Red Dress blessing at Qualicum Town Hall. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach honours missing, murdered Indigenous women

Red dresses hung in Qualicum Beach Town Hall and Parksville Civic Centre

Both Qualicum Beach and Parksville hung red dresses in remembrance of more than 1,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada on Nov. 25.

It’s the third year the Advocacy Committee of the Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville Qualicum have coordinated a Red Dress ceremony. The two blessing ceremonies took place at Qualicum Beach Town Hall and the Parksville Civic Centre.

Officials from CFUWPQ said activism can achieve results and quiet initiatives like this can have an impact, and that a first step is raising awareness in the community.

READ MORE: REDress Project expanded in community

The REDress Project was started in 2011 by Winnipeg-based artist Jamie Black in response and to draw attention to the missing and murdered Indigenous women epidemic in Canada. For more information, visit www.cfuwpq.ca or www.theredressproject.org.

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