Sisters in Spirit Vigil to Be Held for Missing and Murdered Women, Girls, and Gender-Diverse People


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St. John’s, NL – First Light and the St. John’s Status of Women Council (SJSWC) have partnered to organize the annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil honouring missing and murdered women, girls, and gender-diverse people. A Sisters in Spirit committee, consisting of community members and local organizations, have collaborated to plan this year’s vigil.

The Sisters in Spirit Vigil will take place at 6pm on Monday, October 4, 2021, at the First Light Centre for Performance and Creativity located at 81 Cochrane Street in St. John’s. The event will be held in person and made available via livestream on the First Light Facebook page, with visual language interpretation provided. The vigil provides a space for families and friends to celebrate the life of their loved ones while creating opportunities for healing.

Registration for in-person participation is now closed. However, additional seating has been reserved for families and friends of women, girls, and gender-diverse people who have been murdered or are missing in the province. If you are a friend or family member and you would like to participate in any aspect of the Sisters in Spirit event, including speaking at the vigil, please contact Brooke Temple at First Light via email at [email protected].

Media are invited to attend the Centre for Performance and Creativity on Monday, October 4, 2021, between 4pm and 5pm. During that time, staff will be available for interviews and tours. The event will be closed to the media after 5pm.


Media Contacts

Stacey Howse
Executive Director
First Light St. John’s Friendship Centre
[email protected]
709-726-5902 ext. 202

Laura Winters
Executive Director
St. John’s Status of Women’s Council
[email protected]