The Tears 4 Justice walkers came through Barriere on Wednesday, August 28.
This grass-roots volunteer based group is committed to raising awareness for the missing and murdered women and children of Canada.
Their ultimate goal is to seek justice, closure, equality and accountability for all those family members who came forward with their stories of lost loved ones, and to address the overall issue of violence against women and children.
They stand in unity with all family members in their demands for justice and a national public inquiry or national missing and murdered women and children symposium to discuss and devise a national action plan to eliminate all forms of violence towards women and children.
They started walking on June 21, 2013, from Membertou, Sydney, Nova Scotia, and are walking to Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
The nine walkers and their support team stayed overnight in tents on the grounds of St. George’s Catholic Church on Barriere Town Road.
The community of Barriere held a pot-luck dinner for them on the Wednesday evening, to help them with costs on their journey across Canada.
From Barriere the walkers will continue on their journey, heading for Kamloops, and from there to Cache Creek, 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, a series of other towns, and plan to finish their walk in Prince Rupert by September 20.
For more information, check out their facebook page, look for “Tears 4 Justice”.