The 2020 Fraser Valley Marches for Women slated for Saturday, Jan. 18 in Chilliwack is cancelled due to ice and snow buildup. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Fraser Valley Marches for Women cancelled due to weather and safety issues

Melting snow and ice will make for slippery sidewalks so decision made to cancel for 2020

The ‘Fraser Valley Marches for Women’ event is cancelled for 2020.

Organizers say safety and weather are the reasons.

“After reviewing the forecast and the current weather situation we have decided to cancel this year’s march,” co-organizer Patti MacAhonic of Ann Davis Transition Society said.

The march for women’s rights would would have seen people walking from ADTS offices to city hall for speeches at noon on Jan. 18.

”With the buildup of snow and rain and slush over top it will make for icy conditions and be unsafe for walking,” MacAhonic said in the cancellation notice.

The event will resume in 2021.

“Thank you for your understanding and we will see you next year,” MacAhonic said.

READ MORE: March grew in its second year

READ MORE: First women’s march was 2018 in Chilliwack


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