Cold, wet weather wasn’t enough to keep a small crowd of people from gathering outside Vancouver’s Art Gallery to honour the victims of the recent terror attacks in Brussels.
Vigil organizer, Francoise De-Pauw, says the support is heartwarming.
She says that getting together as a community was her goal when organizing the event.
“I wanted to show solidarity with Belgium, with my friends and my famil, and also my children who are some of them in Belgium too. Just to show we are away but we are thinking about them.”
The Belgian flag was laid out on the ground as a show of support, along with dozens of small candles.
Vancouver’s honorary Consul of Belgium, Monique Poncelet, says having the community come together after such a tragedy helps take some of the pain out of the attack.
“I think it proves that’s what we want to do, just to be together, just to think and take a minute really to think about what happened.”
34 people died and more than 200 were injured when bombs were set off at the Burssels airport and one metro station.
ISIS has claimed responsibility, and an international manhunt is underway for one attacker believed to have survived the airport blast.