In the coming weeks, people may start to see red dresses displayed throughout the Town of Qualicum Beach.
The Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville Qualicum (CFUW/PQ) sent a letter to town council requesting permission to display red dresses thoughout the community from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10. The red dresses, according to CFUW/PQ, are meant to bring awareness to the issue of murdered and missing Aboriginal women across Canada.
According to a letter from CFUW/PQ, the REDRESS Project was started in 2011 to bring awareness to the issue.
The local club has been gathering red dresses in hopes of displaying them throughout the community. In the letter, the group said it was considering displaying some of the dresses in the Qualicum Beach Town Hall foyer, the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre and possibly some of the trees in town.
Council approved the CFUW/PQ’s request to display the dresses.
— NEWS Staff