I HAD BEEN at the Old Courthouse for many art exhibits and for a wedding once too. There is an air of sobriety that attaches itself to you as soon as you step inside, no matter the event: the dark wood panels and large windows, the old staircase that creaks softly as you make your way up, the echoes of people’s voices.
Last Thursday evening, as I honoured an invitation to an event called EXPOSED: A Photo Voice Project Gala, organized by Addiction Matters Kamloops (AMK) Coalition, the tone was somber than ever. The sea of people who filled the upstairs room was a welcoming sight though. It is a good thing when the community cares to gather in support.
Then, there were the photos and stories. To call them heartbreaking would be an understatement.