8th annual Shoe Memorial in Kamloops

By Jessica Lepp
December 4, 2015 - 4:58pm Updated: December 4, 2015 - 5:44pm

KAMLOOPS — After the murder of her mother, a Kamloops woman was inspired to keep her and other victims memories alive by organizing what's called the Shoe Memorial.

Lynn Schasse has organized the event for eight straight years.

The Shoe memorial which will be held on Sunday in Kamloops is a national day of remembrance and action on violence against women.

Schasse says  "we ask the public to donate shoes, we have different locations to drop off new and used women's shoes. We take the shoes and display them on December 6th at St Andrews on the Square. For each pair of shoes we collect we place a name card of a woman who has 

been murdered or is missing.  We also have a memory board of all the women who've been murdered or are missing."

Schasse's mother was murdered in 2000 and says the event is an opportunity for family and friends alike to remember victims of violence.

"You always remember the murderers name like Rober Pickton but you never remember the women who've been murdered or are missing. I think it's important to hold an event like this so families can remember and honor the victims" says Schasse.

The memorial will be held on Sunday at 2:00PM.

Participants are encouraged to bring a pair of shoes which will be donated to local shelters after the event.

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