2014 Lifting the Silence Memorial Walk & Ceremony

Join us for the

9th Annual Lifting the Silence Memorial Walk and Ceremony

When: September 10th, 2014
Where: Victoria Park, Clarence Street London, ON
Time 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Why: To honour those lost to suicide and their loved ones

This year’s theme: Suicide Prevention – One World Connected

Participants are invited to bring photos to add to the Lifting the Silence Community Photo Album and/or a pair of new or gently used shoes to be donated to Mission Services of London.

This year’s event is more interactive allowing survivors to express their experience of suicide loss through art and to share their experience and wish list for community resources.

Highlights of this year’s event include:

  • Smudging ceremony by Bill Hill R.P.N., BSW, MSW, RSW, B.Ed. to open the ceremony
  • Survivor Art Project: Survivors are invited to write a message of hope, a message to their loved one, and/or graphics or written expressions on community canvasses. These collaborative canvasses will be displayed one the Discovery Gallery Wall, Central branch London Public Library during the month of November in honour of International Survivors of Suicide Day which is November 22, 2014.
  • Memorial trees from ReForest London will be available to take home for planting. Attendees may also purchase a tree for planting in ReForest London’s Celebration Forest.
  • Reading of the names.
  • Survivor songs and poetry

LMSPC will have resource table as well as its photo/story books in which survivors share their personal stories.
The Photo/Story exhibit was inspired by: “Collateral Damage: Images of Those Left Behind” a national project by Scott Chisholm, which will be a book of portraits, website & gallery exhibition telling the stories of people who have lost a loved one by suicide. For more information please visit: Left Behind by Suicide

For more information about Lifting the Silence Memorial Walk, how you can help or to donate, please contact us at info@lmspc.ca