Red Dress Day


2021-05-05 16:12 PDT

Every May 5th, red dresses and clothing are worn or hung outside homes and workplaces across the country. The red dress acts as a symbol of hope. Its purpose is to raise awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).

To commemorate Red Dress Day, Qualicum First Nations (QFN) Chief, Michael Recalma met with Oceanside RCMP Acting Detachment Commander, Sergeant Stephen Rose to reflect upon the tragedies of the past and what can be learned. Most importantly, they wanted to look forward and strategize to ensure a safe and inclusive community for Indigenous women.

Chief Recalma and Sgt. Rose stand in unity See full sized image here

We are both wearing red today to demonstrate our commitment to continuing the positive working relationship between the QFN and the Oceanside RCMP. – States Sgt. Stephen Rose

Released by

Cpl. Jesse Foreman

Operations Support NCO
Oceanside RCMP
421 Pym Street North, Parksville, BC V9P 1B9
Office: 250-248-6111 extension 245


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