Overview

Sisters in Spirit honours the memory of the more than 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Every October 4, vigils and events are held across the country in support of family members and loved ones.

Watch a video message from the Minister of Indigenous Relations and the Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women about the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

2019 events in Alberta

Calgary

October 4, 2019, 11 am

Sisters in Spirit Vigil, The Women’s Centre
39 4th Street NE Calgary
Come to the Women’s Centre for sign-making at 10 am or join the group at 11 am to walk to the Sisters in Spirit Vigil at 11:30 am.
For more information, phone 403-264-1155.

October 4, 2019, 11:30 am

15th Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil 2019, Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society
Stephen Avenue Mall & 3rd Street SW, Calgary
Join Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society for the 15th Annual Spirit Vigil. There will be a march to Olympic Plaza at noon followed by an official ceremony.

Fort McMurray

October 4, 2019, 6 pm

Sisters in Spirit Vigil and March, the Centre of Hope Fort McMurray
1 McLeod Street, Fort McMurray
Stand in solidarity with the Native Women’s Association of Canada and honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit people while supporting their families in their search for justice.

Edmonton

October 4, 2019, 6 pm

Sisters in Spirit 2019 Edmonton Walk and Vigil, Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW)
Boyle Street Place, 9538 103A Avenue, Edmonton
Join IAAW to remember and honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. This night is part of nation-wide vigils meant to provide support to grieving families, while demanding action. To learn more about the evening, contact Erica Sitting Eagle at 780-479-8195 or erica@iaaw.ca.

Grande Prairie

October 4, 2019, 5 pm

10th Annual Sisters in Spirit Memorial Walk and Candlelight Vigil and proclamation by the City of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie Friendship Centre
10726 106 Avenue, Grande Prairie
Gather at the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre for the unveiling and blessing of Spirit Sisters Rock (located along the Muskoseepi Park trails at the NNE end of the College) to commemorate MMIWG and Two-Spirit People. The procession of walkers will gather at Spirit Sisters Rock and proceed to Grande Prairie Friendship Centre via Wapiti Road and 100 Street.

Hinton

October 4, 2019, 4 pm

Hinton Sisters in Spirit Day, Hinton Friendship Centre
Green Square at Tourist Information Centre, 309 Gregg Avenue
The event is organized by the Hinton Friendship Centre, which provides a range of programs and services to urban Indigenous peoples in Hinton.
If there is inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Hinton Friendship Centre at 965 Switzer Drive.

Lac La Biche

October 4, 2019, 11 am

Candlelight Vigil, Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Society
10105 Churchill Drive, Lac La Biche

Lethbridge

October 4, 2019, 6:30 pm

Sisters in Spirit Vigil, Amnesty International Lethbridge Action Circle A97
City Hall, Lethbridge
October 4 is a day where we honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Peace River

October 4, 2019, 4 pm

Sisters in Spirit Walk, Peace River Sisters in Spirit
Peace River, Alberta
A special service to honour and remember our Indigenous sisters and brothers who have gone missing or murdered. This event is hosted by Peace River Aboriginal Interagency Committee.
For more information, phone 780-219-8047

Red Deer

October 4, 2019, 6:30 pm

Sisters in Spirit Walk & Candlelight Vigil, starting at the Red Deer Native Friendship Society
4808 51 Avenue to City Hall Park and ending at the Red Deer Museum Art Gallery.
For more information, phone 403-340-0020

Slave Lake

October 4, 2019, 11:30 am

Sisters in Spirit Walk, Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre
Walking to Slave Lake Friendship Centre from the Town Office Court Yard
For more information, phone 780-849-3039

Valleyview

October 4, 2019, 11:30 am

Sisters in Spirit Walk, Valleyview Sister in Spirit Committee
5201 50 Avenue, Valleyview
A special service to honour and remember our Indigenous sisters and brothers who have gone missing and whose lives have been taken.