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. “Weâ€my mother and my familyâ€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