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Tamara’s Walk

Tamara’s Walk

September 12, 2017 – September 26, 2017 all-day America/Vancouver Timezone
Prince Rupert to Smithers
Gladys Radek
Tamara's Walk @ Prince Rupert to Smithers

Tears4Jusice will be holding a walk to commemorate the 12th Anniversary of the disappearance of Tamara Chipman. Tamara’s Walk will be to honour her and all the missing and murdered women along the Highway of Tears.

The walk will be starting in Prince Rupert at 8am at the Industrial Parkway on Thursday September 21st and will be making its way to end up in Smithers for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on September 26th.

There will be a send off feast on Wednesday September 20th at the Nisga’a Hall in Prince Rupert at 5pm. Everyone is welcome.

Tears4Jusice is totally reliant on volunteers and donations.

Volunteers are needed for driving and walking

Donations such as gas cards, tim’s cards and cash for food and other necessary costs would be greatly appreciated. You can make a deposit to the Tears4Justice bank account at the Bank of Montreal Acct#8959-054 transit number 0005. Please make cheques payable to Gladys Radek with Tears4Justice in the memo. You can also etransfer Gladys.radek@yahoo.ca. All transactions will be recorded for transparency.

Donations can also be dropped off at the CFNR radio station.

Thank you to these generous people and businesses:

BCGEU – Provided T-Shirts

Raven Prints-co-sponsor of printing T-Shirts

Local 478 – Monetary donation

Arnie Sankey, Jill Robinson, Juanita Parnell, organizing send off Feast.

Tsimshian Chiefs welcome

Prince Rupert Friendship Centre

Moby Dick – Walkers Accomodations

Nisgaá Hall 

Jennifer Rice

Kasik’s Wilderness Resort- Donated by Nechako North Coast Construction – Providing dinner, and breakfast

Terrace organizers: Arlene Roberts, Ron & Birgitte Bartlett, Mique’l Danjeli, Coleen Austin

NaÁksa Gyilak School Students – re-doing Highway of Tears pictures on Gladys’ vehicle

Kitsumkalum Band – Kitsumkalum Hall

Kitsumkalum Fisheries 

Wanda Good

Sally Gibson

Gitwangak Hall

Moricetown – Priscilla Naziel

Dze L Kant Friendship Centre

Mel Basil – Fire Keeper

Tim Horton’s – $100 gift card for coffee/food for the drivers and walkers

Northern Industrial Supply – 25 Safety Vests and First Aid Kit

Kitsumkalum Tempo Gas Bar & Carwash – $700 in gas cards and 7 cases of Bottled Water

Kalum Tire – Inspection of Gladys’ Highway of Tears vehicle


Please be on the lookout for the walkers along their journey, and please drive safe around them and show your support.

September 21st : Prince Rupert – Kasiks

September 22nd: Kasiks – Terrace

September 23rd: Terrace – Kitwanga

September 24th: Kitwanga – Moricetown

September 25th: Moricetown – Smithers

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