Small Nova Scotia Village Residents Join Worldwide Women’s March

A video of Sandy Cove's small-scale march quickly went viral by the end of the weekend

We saw how massive the Women’s March on Washington was, and it was interesting to see how other cities, even Canadian cities like Toronto, replicated the massive gathering. But what about those small towns that were too far from any major city to make it on the news? Did they join the rally?

This small town in Nova Scotia did. With a population of about 65 people, the village of Sandy Cove is about a two and a half hour drive from Halifax, but that didn’t stop them from having their own march. About 15 of the village’s residents gathered on Saturday to support the Women’s March on Washington.

The march was initiated by Gwen Quigley Wilson and Melissa Merritt, who live in the small village.

“We really weren’t expecting any kind of turnout,” Quigley Wilson told CBC News.

When other people started to show up, though, Wilson and Merritt were “ecstatic.”

“It just felt like one of those moments in history that you couldn’t stand by and passively observe it,” said Wilson.

One of the women who attended the march posted a video of the group walking along Sandy Cove’s only major road that soon gained over 100,000 views by Monday.

Maybe one of the smallest marches today…made it all the more special…Sandy Cove…Digby Neck…Nova Scotia…check it out on Google maps..and thanks to everyone who is sharing this video…we're in this together..

Posted by Kadijah Photiades on Saturday, January 21, 2017

Feature image by @charleneheath.