More than 5,000 people packed out the front of Calgary's City Hall on Saturday to march in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington. The crowd filled the steps at City Hall and packed the street, pouring into Olympic Plaza and blocking off Macleod Trail. The event even drew Alberta-born icons Jann Arden and k.d. lang. Along with blessing by a Treaty 7 elder and traditional drumming, the thousands in attendance gathered at the Famous 5 sculpture in front of Arts Commons, ending the march at the Municipal Plaza. A big thank you to the organisers Women's March on Washington - Calgary Chapter for putting together a truly memorable day, as well as to all the speakers and performers, including Elder Cheryle Chagnon, Emcee Adora Nwofor. Poet Lauarte Micheline Maylor, Indigenous Engagement Lead Teneya Gwin, Spoken Word Artist Sheri–D Wilson, Aurora Claire Borin and The Lovebulliesr Below is portion of CFN CEO Anila Lee Yuen's addressing the thousands on hand, the opening speech of the day's remarkable gathering.