Portage Collegiate students took to the streets of Portage la Prairie today marching in solidarity raising awareness for equal rights among men and women.
The march was organized by the school's Social Justice Committee and held in conjunction with International Women's Day, recognized globally each year on March 8.
"Today we're marching to raise awareness about equal rights between men and women," says PCI student and SJC member, Olivia Lovett. "It was open to everybody, we had teachers sign up their classes to come march with us along with students who are out of class and people from the community."
Representation from the city of Portage and the local Aboriginal community joined the hundreds of students marching on a snowy morning in Portage la Prairie.
"One of our teachers suggested it to us because a student had always wanted to participate in a march," says Tee-Tee Appah, PCI student and youth city council member. "She kind of advised us on how to go on with the march and told us we should try it."
A bake sale was held at the school following the march with all proceeds going to support the local women's shelter.