Linda Goodell, Shae Carlson, Margaret Tinsley, Gord Handlen, Regena Bergen, Pepita VanDerWurf, Sherry Tinsley-Bobke, Rebecca Wylie, and Gail Burbridge completely a 5km circut to raise awarness National REDress Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on May 5. (missing from photo, Vern Mickelson). Event organizer Sherry Tinsley-Bobke is a huge advocate for both REDress Day and Every Child Matters. “We—my mother and my family—are Carrier People from Saik’uz First Nations in Vanderhoof BC, pretty much the halfway point on the Highway of Tears,” said Tinsley-Bobke. “My mother is a residential school survivor who had her rights stripped away from her. We all need to be responsible to raise awareness as this is still a great crisis globally. We need to end violence against indigenous women who are disproportionately affected.” /SUBMITTED
Tinsley-Bobke hangs red dresses around Valemount each year on May 5th for REDress Day to raise awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. /SUBMITTED
This year, the event allowed participants to run, walk or bike the 5km course. Tinsley-Bobke’s 87-year-old mother Margaret, walked the circuit. Ledcor employees showed their support by standing roadside to encourage participants as they passed. /SUBMITTED