Sisters In Spirit Vigil 

Native Women’s Association of Canada explains “October 4 is a day when we honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited, support grieving families, and create opportunities for healing.”

Join the vigil beginning at the Welcome Totem Pole (near Cinema 8 and Shoppers Drug Mart) at 11:00 am, ending at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC).

International Day of the Girl

Announcing Whistler’s Celebration of International Day of the Girl, All Things Being Equal on October 7 at the Maury Young Arts Centre, with doors opening at 6:00pm.  The event will feature speakers Ahalya Satkunaratnam, Ph.D., Contemporary Cultural Studies, Quest University, Heather Odendaal, Co-Founder and CEO of WNorth, and Kiana Alexander, Director of Emerging Leader Programming at Roven Institute, exploring equality for girls in Canada and the world.

There will be a silent auction table and 50/50 with all proceeds supporting Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society and One Horizon.  Tickets are $10.00, available through ticketZone.

Women’s Wisdom 

In October, Women’s Wisdom Outdoor Program will hold two sessions with a focus on Earth and Fire.

On October 11, in honour of EARTH, will be a combination of carpooling/meeting at the Four Lakes Trail to go for a hike in forest, find a spot to eat lunch and have a talking circle as well as to create some nature art to be witnessed.

On October 25 in honour of FIRE we will find a spot in nature to create a circle of stones, in an artful way, we will have a talking circle and have some lunch and then hold a fire ceremony, with an invitation to put something into the fire to transform.

To register for either gathering, contact Heidi Nielsen at hnielsen@hswc.ca or call 604-892-5748.

Book Sale 

The Book Sale Ladies are holding their annual Book Sale in Whistler on Saturday, October 12 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Fresh Street Marketplace (formerly Marketplace IGA).  Books from the sale are purchased by donation with all proceeds going towards Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society programs.

All books are donated.  To contribute to the fundraiser, donation bins will be placed at Nesters and TD Bank in Whistler.

“I stand and raise my voice for those who find it hard to keep fighting, who feel beaten down or feel like their voices are not being heard.”

Linda Epp, Indigenous Activist and organizer of Whistler’s Sisters In Spirit Vigil

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