Vigil to be held for Sandy Bay woman 0
Cindy Rubio will be hosting a vigil for her daughter Roberta McIvor at the Sandy Bay Complex, Monday. She hopes the event held on the day of her daughter's death will become an annual event. (FILE PHOTO)
A candle light vigil and community feast will be held on Sandy Bay First Nation, Monday, to remember Roberta McIvor.
The event will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on July 30 at the Sandy Bay Complex on Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation.
“There’s going to be a vigil happening first and then we’re going back to the Complex. We’re walking to the site where my daughter was found. Then after we’re having the feast," said Cindy Rubio, mother of Roberta McIvor.
At the Complex there will be refreshments, display tables from different organizations, as well as guest speakers.
According to Rubio there will be a number of representatives there from groups such as Sisters in Spirit, the Missing Persons Identification Unit, an Aboriginal youth engagement group, members from the RCMP Project Devote team, as well as Elizabeth Kauk from Manitoba Crime Stoppers.
“It’s to bring awareness to our community about the tragedy of my daughter and make it for it not to happen to others, to anyone at all,” said Rubio. “It’s open to the public. I want this to be for all over, not just for our community.”
She added that it was organized very much at the last minute, as she has been busy with other activism.
“I have been so involved in other things as well, in other walks, without even realizing that the time was getting so close for my daughter’s vigil," said Rubio.
Rubio, hopes that the vigil will become an annual event.