2015 Vancouver TDOR: Update

The location of this year’s TDOR has changed; a march is now taking place before the vigil/memorial. Please see details below.


Organized and taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory, traditional lands of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, & Musqueam indigenous nations.

DATE: Friday, November 20, 2015
TIME: 6:00pm – 9:30pm

  1. March/rally – Gather at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Robson St. side); 6:00pm, leave at 6:15pm (approximately)
    Symbolic: this is where the first TDOR in Canada took place in 2001 (14 years ago.) Marching eastward down Robson St. to Seymour St., heading north to 515 W Hastings St.
  2. Vigil/memorial – 515 W Hastings St., SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1700 (there will be greeters directing those in need.); 7:00pm approximate start time
    – itinerary to be announced

– the gathering location (Vancouver Art Gallery) for the march/rally is ground level (outside)
– the vigil/memorial space (SFU Harbor Centre) has a wheelchair accessible main entrance, has wheelchair accessible washrooms, the theatre room itself is wheelchair accessible, except for the steps to sit in the tiered row seating
– there is a single-stall wheelchair accessible washroom that will be marked gender-inclusive and two gendered washrooms — all of which are down the hall from our room
– this is an ASL interpreted event
– this space will be scent-reduced, please refrain from wearing perfumes and scents; candles will be lit in the space

for the march/rally:
– we have 2 fair sized trans and gender variant flags (courtesy of Trans March) that need people to hold and walk with; we will also have signs for those needing one. please bring/make your own if you can
– candles will also be provided; bring your own if you can
– dress for the weather
– if you cannot make it for the march/rally, you can meet us at SFU Harbour Centre (greeters will be present before the march arrives)

Basic info:
Who we are memorializing:
What is TDOR?

Our info:
To organize with us, volunteer, donate, or ask questions including accessibility requests (media also) please email: vantdor@gmail.com
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/775188259258829/

We would like to thank the following organizations for their contributions that helped make this event happen:
PACE Society, Vancouver Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (SPI), Trans March, Vancouver Dyke March (VDM), Out on Campus (OOC), Vancouver Pride Society, Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG) & The Odyssey.


2015 event details & volunteer call out

Hello community. we are in the planning stage of the 2015 Vancouver Trans* Day of Remembrance.

Details below:

We are seeking volunteers in helping with organizing of this year’s TDOR. Please email vantdor@gmail.com and pass this on.

The facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/775188259258829/

Organized and taking place on unceded coast salish territory. traditional lands of the squamish, tsleil-waututh, musqueam indigenous nations.

When: November 20, 2015 (7pm)
Where: Carnegie Community Center 401 Main St.
(theater – main floor)
Accessibility: fully accessible front side entrance. washrooms wheelchair accessible. trans inclusive signs on washrooms. ASL is currently being secured.
(if anyone requires american sign language interpretation / asl – please message us at vantdor@gmail.com)

Basic information.
Who we are memorializing:
What is TDOR?

Our info:
(to organize with us, donate, or ask questions) media also.

2014 Trans* Day of Remembrance

poster for the 2014 Vancouver Trans* Day of Remembrance
2014 Vancouver Trans* Day of Remembrance

Organized and taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory – xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations respectively.

Date: Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: theatre room (main floor, to the left of reception, in the back), Carnegie Community Centre, 401 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

We will be memorializing our murdered trans* family.
– Short documentaries
– Open mic & speakers
– Candlelight vigil

– The building, including the event space, is wheelchair accessible. There is a ramp to the left of the stairs at the entrance. Buzz the intercom and a staff member will come out to unlock the gate for you. Washrooms have wheelchair accessible stalls right beside the theatre room.
– ASL interpretation has not been secured for this event. Please contact us if you require this service; however we cannot guarantee this service will be available.
– This is a scent-reduced event. Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, and other forms of scents. The building itself is not scent-free.
– Washrooms are trans* friendly.
– Coffee, tea, & vegan muffins will be provided.

For any questions and accessibility requests please email vantdor@gmail.com or message below.


2013 Trans* Day of Remembrance

2013 Trans* Day of Remembrancehttps://www.facebook.com/events/1395837333991621/

We are pleased to announce the 2013 Vancouver Trans* Day of Remembrance.

This event was organized and is taking place on unceded and occupied Coast Salish Territory – the original caretakers of this region: Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueum, and Sḵwxwú7mesh(Squamish) nations respectively.

This event is taking place at the Grandview Calvary Baptist Church – 1803 East 1st Ave Vancouver.

Memorializing our murdered trans* family.
Short documentaries
Open mic & speakers
Candlelight vigil

coffee, tea, hot chocolate, & candles will be provided.

– This space is fully accessible. Ground floor entrance is at the side door on Salsbury Drive. Fully accessible washrooms.
– There will be ASL interpretation.
– We ask you leave your heavy scents and perfumes at home.
– Please remember this space is a safer space that follows anti-oppression/intersectionality principles.

Main international website: http://www.transgenderdor.org/


Due to fairly large difference in organizing and political philosophy – the Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance is pulling out of their involvement with the trans day of remembrance at UBC – unceded and occupied coast salish territory. Lack of meaningful collaboration is not ok – especially from such a place of privilege and entitlement.
See: http://www.straight.com/article-835721/vancouver/transgender-day-remembrance-events-honour-murder-victims-vancouver

*MOST IMPORTANT = We have this on facebook:


(this event is taking place on unceded and occupied Coast Salish Territory = Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueum, and Squamish nations respectively)

*2012 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance*
Date: Tues, Nov20th, 2012
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: Carnegie Community Center 401 Main St. Vancouver. (look for the signs)

Event details
Memorializing our murdered trans community through acknowledgement of their lives and the lighting of candles.
Discussion on the future of the Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Event is not affiliated with any organization – including the Carnegie Center. We are grateful for their support by providing space.


If you are interested in helping or knowing more – email: vantdor@gmail.com

Hiy hiy/thank you/merci