I attended the 6th Annual Edmonton Homeless Memorial Service at Boyle Street Community Services on the afternoon of Saturday, January 22, 2011. During the service, hosted by Catholic School District Trustee John Acheson, friends and family of the 57 Edmontonians who died of causes related to homelessness in 2010 were invited to light a candle in their memory.
It was a somber event and an important reminder that no matter how secure our lives may be socially, materially, or financially, many of our fellow Edmontonians are not so lucky.
Here are a few of the photos I took at the memorial services. You can find more on Flickr.