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September 24, 2009
The City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Police Department, community and other partners want to confirm their support for the annual Women’s Memorial March and assure it will occur on the same date, time and route as in past years.The march is planned for February 14, 2010, to proceed through Downtown Eastside neighbourhoods.
The Women’s Memorial March is coordinated by the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre to take place every year on February 14 to honour the lives of missing and murdered women from the Downtown Eastside.
While next year’s event will occur as it does every year, it is taking place during the Olympic Winter Games period. The Vancouver Police Department and partners will work with organizers to ensure the march can operate safely during busy traffic conditions predicted for downtown Vancouver. During the Games, significantly more buses, vehicles and pedestrians will be in the downtown area.
Over the past months, City staff and partners have been meeting with groups to determine the best way for events and festivals to be staged during the busy Games period.
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