'Still a lot of work to do': Hundreds march for equality in Kamloops

By Jill Sperling
January 20, 2018 - 1:55pm Updated: January 22, 2018 - 2:10pm

KAMLOOPS — Hundreds of Kamloops residents joined the thousands of women across Canada who marched for female empowerment and equality Saturday morning. 

The event marked the anniversary of last year's Women's March on Washington, which coincided with the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

While Kamloops had a smaller attendance in its second year, organizer Carlin Bolt was pleased with the turnout. 

"It's hard to keep up momentum over the years, so I think we're really happy with how it turned out," Bolt said. "Even if 10 people showed up I think we'd still be happy."

Since the last Women's March, women have made their voices heard through the resurgence of movements such as 'Me Too' and 'Time's Up.'

"I think we're definitely moving forward, but there's still a lot of work to do, which is kind of the whole purpose of today's event, was just acknowledging that there's still a lot of work to both in Kamloops and just in general."

Donations were accepted at the event to to cover costs, and any excess funds will be donated to the Kamloops Y Women's Shelter.

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