A group of walkers have completed their journey from Norway House, Manitoba to Prince Rupert B.C. to raise awareness for missing and murdered men and women.
The walkers arrived shortly after 3 p.m. and received a warm welcome at the Butze Rapids turnoff before being joined by several others for the final walk into Prince Rupert.
Organizers invited everyone to greet the walkers at the Butze Trail entrance before they making their way to the Friendship House.
Brenda Osborne organized the walk and started from Norway House in late July. Osborne said that walking for the missing and murdered is close to her and her family, stating that they lost a beloved cousin.
“Still today I still wait for her to come home: she used to babysit me,” Osborne said. ” I also lost an aunt and uncle and another cousin, and closer still is my daughter who went missing in 2008.”
Gathering for the Walkers:
On Thursday September 10th The Nisga’a Hall and The Friendship House is hosting a Potluck Reception at around 5pm to honour the walkers and all the missing and murdered who have been lost.
Bring Your favourite Dish. Everyone is welcome.