The City of North Vancouver is notifying residents of temporary impacts to traffic and parking along Lonsdale Avenue. A crowd is also expected at The Shipyards on Sunday afternoon, January 8.
The Association of Families of Flight PS752 Victims is organizing a local rally as part of a global event on Sunday, January 8 to commemorate the third anniversary of the tragic loss of 176 passengers of Flight 752 downed over Tehran in 2020.
The event is expected to bring up to 5,000 participants. The event begins with a march at 2 pm at Rey Sargent Park at 21st Street and Lonsdale, and will continue down Lonsdale to The Shipyards, where an event will be held from 3 pm to 5 pm at Shipbuilders’ Square.
Road Closures and Traffic and Parking Impacts
There will be rolling road closures starting from 2 pm at the north end of Lonsdale, which will impact east-west traffic. As the march proceeds down Lonsdale, crossroads will re-open, but the expect parking down Lonsdale to be limited throughout the afternoon.
The rally will take place at the stage in Shipbuilders’ Square following the march and will include families of the victims of Flight 752 and dignitaries, as well as a candlelight commemoration ceremony. Expect traffic or transit delays and congestion in the Lower Lonsdale area as the crowd disperses, and expect parking to be limited during the event.
On January 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down minutes after taking off from Tehran, Iran, by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. Fifty-five Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents were among the 176 people killed in this national tragedy. Seven of the victims were residents of the North Shore, including Delaram Dadashnejad, Faye Kazerani, Firouzeh Madani, Fatehmeh Pasavand, Ayeshe Pourghaderi, Naser Pourshabanoshibi, and Daniel Saket.