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Memorial March of Edmonton: The annual Memorial March of Edmonton for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people took place on February 14th outside Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples. This year’s Memorial March was also in memory of Danielle Boudreau, the founder of the Edmonton march, who died in late 2023. (Paula E. Kirman)
Lunar New Year Celebrations in Chinatown: The Year of the Dragon was welcomed in Chinatown on February 11th with firecrackers, a Dragon Dance, and a Lion Dance. The event was organized by the Chinatown and Area Business Association, City of Edmonton, and Chinatown Transformation Collaborative Society. (Paula E. Kirman)
Red Sand Prayer Ceremony: February 22nd was the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Canada. A small group marked the date with a Red Sand prayer ceremony in front of Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples. The ceremony concluded with the spreading of red sand in sidewalk cracks. Organizers explained that the red sand symbolized people who have fallen through the cracks in society, as well as Jesus’ sacrifice. (Paula E. Kirman)
Togather Chinatown Gathers Community: The Edmonton Chinatown Multi-Cultural Centre was packed on February 10th and 11th for the Togather Chinatown Art Fair. The two-day event, scheduled to coincide with the Lunar New Year, featured community-minded, BIPOC, marginalized, and emerging artists and micro-businesses, as well as community organizations. The event was organized by a grassroots group of local artists, with sponsorship and support from community organizations and local businesses. For more information, visit www.togatherchinatown.com. (Paula E. Kirman)

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