A photo from May, 2021 of a memorial march along Highway 16 on national day of awareness of Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). (File photo)

A photo from May, 2021 of a memorial march along Highway 16 on national day of awareness of Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). (File photo)

Families of MMIWG from northern B.C. to gather in Terrace to commemorate Hwy 16 victims

The Highway of Tears event will be followed by a memorial march on Feb. 14

Families of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls from northern B.C. will gather in Terrace next month to commemorate the victims lost to Highway 16.

Called the Highway of Tears event to reflect the infamous name for Hwy 16 after a high number of women and girls went missing or were found murdered along the route, the gathering is being hosted by Terrace based organizations Matriarchs in Training and Tears to Hope Society.

It is scheduled to take place on Feb. 14, to coincide with the Annual Women’s Memorial March that takes place in Downtown Eastside in Vancouver.

An intimate gathering for the families of victims will take place at MMIWG totem pole erected on the highway pullout near Kitsumkalum.

Following that, a memorial march will take place at noon from Terrace City Hall to Tillicum Twin Theatres on Lakelse Ave.