A red dress hangs from a spot on the Millennium trail in Terrace. (Tears to Hope/Facebook)

A red dress hangs from a spot on the Millennium trail in Terrace. (Tears to Hope/Facebook)

MMIWG honoured through Red Dress Day events in Terrace

Red Dress run and walk is scheduled for May 5

A series of events will be held in Terrace on May 5 on the occasion of Red Dress Day, to honour missing and murdered loved ones and their families.

Held Annually on May 5, the Red Dress Day is a time to educate and spread awareness about missing & murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) across Canada.

A walk, organized by the Tears to Hope society, will commence at 6:30 p.m. from the Chill Soda Shop at the starting point of Millennium trail on Hwy 16. Prior to that a Red Dress Run will also take place from the same spot at 8 a.m.

The non-profit also hung Red dresses across spots in the city to educate the public about the importance of the day. Lorna Brown and Birgitte Bartlett from Tears to Hope society shared a video message from the top of Terrace Mountain where they hung a dress and called on the public to wear red and join the events of the day.