This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Longest Night of the Year annual candlelight memorial. Held on December 21, 2019, (winter solstice), the memorial is coordinated by the Client Action Committee (CAC) with support from Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF).
The Longest Night of the Year is held in remembrance of those who have passed away while experiencing homelessness in Calgary. Each person’s life matters, and every person deserves a celebration of life. But, for many who have passed, this memorial will be the only commemoration of their lives.
The memorial will feature a blessing as well as traditional singing and drumming. Members of the CAC will read each name of those they know who have passed away before a minute of silence is held. During the 2018 Longest Night of the Year memorial, 137 names were read in remembrance.
We invite you to join us on the steps of the Calgary Municipal Building from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on December 21, 2019, to honour the lives of those we have lost.