Candlelight Memorial

candlelight 2016

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, coordinated by the Global Network of People Living with HIV is one of the world’s oldest and largest grassroots mobilization campaigns for HIV awareness in the world. Since 1983, the memorial has taken place the 3rd Sunday of every May in 115 countries.

Join VPWAS for the Victoria AIDS Candlelight Memorial – Victoria BC

Join us by the fountains in Centennial Square at dusk for an informal gathering and open-mic.

Date: Sunday May, 15 2016
Time: 8 – 9 pm
Host Organization: Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS)

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Vancouver Island PWA Society acknowledges the territory of Esquimalt and Songhees Nations (their ancestral families consisting of the Teechamitsa, Kosampson, Swangwhung, Chilcowitch, Whyomilth, Chakonein, Kakyaakan, and Chewhaytsum).  It is these families who had established villages and used the territory for hunting, fishing, berry picking, and ritual and cleansing sites prior to Captain Vancouvers arrival in June of 1792 and later James Douglas establishing a colony in 1849. As Victoria is a large urban centre VPWAS also recognizes families with Kwakwaka’wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth and Metis Ancestry.

Vancouver Island Persons Living With HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS) 205 - 1120 Yates Street, Coast Salish Territories, Victoria, BC. V8V 3M9
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