Friday marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, an annual global day of remembrance observed on Oct. 15 to honour and recognize pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, and the death of a newborn.
According to the British Columbia Childloss Support Network (BCCSN), 1,600 infants die in their first year of life and more than 3,000 babies are stillborn every year in Canada. It is estimated that one in four pregnancies end in miscarriages.
In Squamish, a 'Wave of Light' ceremony is planned for Oct. 15 at the Squamish Adventure Centre.
Participants can arrive at 6:45 p.m. and light a candle at 7 p.m. and leave it burning for the hour.
Bring your own candle.
The District of Squamish has proclaimed Oct. 15 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. The Squamish Adventure Centre will be illuminated in Pink and Blue to recognize the day.