“Demonstrating Resiliency” in the wake of Tragedy

In the wake of the tragic events in April 2020 in which 23 lives were lost, two Nova Scotian communities have come together to honour those whose lives were lost and “demonstrate resiliency” to create a more positive light. The communities of West Colchester and Truro have come together to memorialize the lives that were lost in the horrific events by hosting community events and fundraising to establish a permanent memorial site.

We had the privilege of speaking with Tiffany Ward of Nova Scotia Remembers Legacy Society on Zoom. She told us how the organization of Nova Scotia Remembers Legacy Society was born after the vigil following the tragic events that occurred in April 2020. The focus of Nova Scotia Remembers Legacy Society is to memorialize the 23 lives lost and change how Nova Scotia views West Colchester. Tiffany Ward said it is to “remind us of who we are” in the context of community. Nova Scotia Remembers is helping to “take the lead”. It is important to “reclaim identity as a region” after such tragic events, as Ward said.

On April 18th, 2021, Nova Scotia Remembers Legacy Society will be hosting a marathon and a walk to raise money to establish a permanent memorial site for those who lost their lives in the tragic events of April 2020. There will be different options for the events such as the distance travelled and participating in the events virtually or in-person.

For more information, feel free to check out Nova Scotia Remembers Legacy Society on Facebook or through their website. There is also an event page on Race Roster for the upcoming events being held on April 18th, 2021.

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