AIDS Vigil

An eight-hour drop-in type event at StJohnsUnitedChurch.1
May 25, 1988
First formal one. At least 450 people attend a candlelight vigil at St George's where 47 lost loved ones were named followed by a sombre procession to the Grand Parade23 JohnYogis says: JimMacSwain made a video of the event.
There was a reception for politician and activist Svend Robinson at the home of JohnYogis & Darrell Roy. Photo 1: RobinMetcalfe, BobPetite, Svend Robinson & MaureenShebib. Photo 2: RobinMetcalfe, Svend Robinson, and BobPetite. Other pictures in the set from that dinner identify also: MattHughes, PeterWood?, ElaineJacobsen? and DarrellMartin?.4
The Wayves Article mentions Dr Bill Hart, president of MacAIDS; RobinMetcalfe; Rev. BobPetit; Svend Robinson; Alexa McDonough, and Mary Clancy.
December 1, 2001
Theme: Making present, coming into presence Guest speaker: PaulLaybolt

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1. AlStewart - comment
2. ChrisAucoin history panel, probably from the WayvesMagazine article.
3. Wayves article says "450 programmes were handed out"
4. Photos ex libris JohnYogis, located in DanielMacKay's collection.