The fifth annual Tying the Bridge Red event will be held in Thompson later this week.
Those participating will be tying red ribbons, ties, and pieces of cloth to honour missing and murdered Indigenous people at our local bridge.
Organizer Bobbi Montean explains why it’s important to commemorate this event here in Thompson.
“There’s a lot of people who go missing here, unfortunately. And there are still searches that are going on - some of them for years and years and years. And I think that sometimes we just forget about things because, you know, we’re all so busy with our day-to-day lives and we can’t forget about these people who have gone missing or have been murdered and it’s an unsolved case. So, I think the red ribbons are a great reminder to people.”
Physical distancing measure will be enforced, and hand sanitizer will be made available at the event.
Tying the Bridge Red will take place on Friday afternoon at 4:30 at the Miles Hart Bridge.