Vancouver came together on Sunday evening as hundreds of people gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery to mourn the victims of the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed 50 people and injured 53.
“For me, I need people to know they aren’t alone in this,” Andi Scout Bee, who organized the vigil, told Daily Hive before the event. “I think deep down we all know we aren’t alone, but it isn’t enough to just know that. We need to hear it and see it. That’s what this is about.”
Six people stood on the steps of the gallery, each holding a flag representing the colours of the rainbow flag. The steps were also adorned with the names of some of the victims of the attacks in Orlando, alongside blank sheets for the names which are still to be confirmed.
Meanwhile hundreds of people in attendance lit candles and stood together to reflect on the tragic events in the U.S. A moment’s silence for the victims was also observed.