Walk to honour Tina Fontaine to be held

Red Deer walk set for Sunday

A walk Blankets for Tina in honour of Tina Fontaine and her family will be held in Red Deer on Sunday.

The 15-year-old Indigenous teen’s body was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks, in August 2014. A man accused of killing her, Raymond Cormier, recently was found not guilty.

Hosted by Red Feather Women, the walk is intended to be a celebration of every young Indigenous person.

Walk participants are encouraged to wear a blanket while they walk as an offering of love and support for Tina and her family. Those who cannot come are also asked to wear a blanket or carry one on Sunday in a show of solidarity. They should tell Tina’s story when asked about the blanket.

People are asked to meet at 3 p.m. for the walk at Sacred Heart Parish parking lot, at 5508 48A Ave., with drums, blankets, tobacco and “spirit of the action.”

For more information visit the events page or find Blankets for Tina on Facebook

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