On Wednesday evening, in spite of the bitter cold wind, about 200 people stood in solidarity in front of the courthouse. Candles were lit, messages of hope and solidarity were heard. Friendships were made.
You can read more about the vigil from the coverage by Kenneth Armstrong of SooToday.
In light of the tragic loss of six men killed in a Quebec City mosque on Sunday night, Rev’s Pamela and Patrick of Emmaus Anglican Church discerned, based on conversation in the Sault (both online and in person) that there was a deep desire to gather in respect and solidarity with the Sault’s Muslim community to mourn and to fight against Islamaphobia.
As such, plans to organize a Candlelight Vigil for Peace began.
This vigil is a call to the people of Sault Ste. Marie to gather as neigbours united in the hope of peace.
All are welcome to gather on Wed. Feb. 1st at 7pm in front of the Sault Ste. Marie Courthouse on 426 Queen St. E. to light candles and keep vigil.
Visit the Facebook event page for more info.