2016 Annual Lifting the Silence Memorial Walk & Ceremony

Join us for the 11th Annual

 Lifting the Silence

Memorial Walk and Ceremony

When: Saturday September 10th, 2016
Where: Victoria Park, Clarence Street London, ON
Time 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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

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.

Highlights of this year’s event include:

  • A personal story from Jason MacKenzie and what he learned from his wife’s suicide,
  • Heather Fredin M.Ed. Counseling Psychology addresses stigma and the language of suicide,
  • Smudging ceremony by Bill Hill R.P.N., BSW, MSW, RSW, B.Ed. to open the ceremony,
  • Memorial trees from ReForest London will be available to take home for planting,
  • Reading of the names,
  • Survivor songs and poetry.

LMSPC will have a resource table as well as its photo story exhibit in which survivors share their personal stories.
This 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