A candlelight vigil was held in Marystown last evening to remember missing and murdered women and children.
Red dresses were hung on park trees, songs were sung, and candles lit in honour of two Marystown victims – Cortney Lake, and Ryanna Grywacheski.
Cortney’s aunt, Glenda Power, had a message for the perpetrator. “We can not ever accept that her final resting place is going to be where someone placed her. Where her murderers disposed of her. I’m betting the people that killed her thought we’d be gone by now. They thought we’d give up. I’m telling you now, if those people are listening, we will never go away.”
Names of 117 missing and murdered women and young girls from this province were read aloud, as part of the Red Dress Movement event.
Federation of Labour President, Mary Shortall says women and minorities are most vulnerable to violence.