An annual march against sexual assault and domestic violence begins tonight, Friday, Sept. 16, at Riverside Park.
Take Back the Night has become an annual tradition in the city over the last two decades. The intention is to make a firm stand against violence, a show of community solidarity to assert that the streets should be safe for everyone.
Organized by Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre, the event begins at 5:30 p.m. when the public is invited to rally at the Rotary Bandshell. Opening prayers, drumming and speakers follow until 6 p.m., when marchers proceed to Victoria Street for a circuit leading back to the park.
Refreshments will be provided and everyone is welcome to participate.