Jessica Michalofsky wrapped up a journey of almost 900 Kilometres on Sunday in front of the legislature in Victoria. In late May, she set off running from Nelson in memory of her son Aubrey, who died from toxic drug poisoning.
Michalofsky was greeted by a crowd of around 100 people at a rally organized by Moms Stop The Harm, a network of Canadian families impacted by substance use harms and deaths. The crowd heard a number of speeches, including one from BC’s chief coroner Lisa Lapointe, and Michalofsky herself.
People First Radio’s Joe Pugh was in attendance to record the speeches, and to speak with those in the crowd about what brought them out.