Dec. 6 marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women after the 1989 murder of 14 women at l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. (Pixabay photo)

Victoria vigil to commemorate 30th anniversary of l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal massacre

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women takes place Dec. 6

On Dec. 6 a candlelit vigil will be held in Victoria to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal massacre.

The National Day of Remembrance aims to not only remember the 14 women killed in the Quebec attack in 1989, but all the women killed because of their gender.

Two years after the tragic massacre, Dec. 6 was declared the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

This year’s Victoria event will be hosted by the First Metropolitan United Church and the Grandmothers Advocacy Network.

“This day remembers one of our great national tragedies,” said Rev. Shelagh MacKinnon, First Met’s lead minister in an emailed statement. “But it also reminds us that violence against women is still with us every day and we need to remember that as well.”

The vigil begin at 5:30 p.m. at 932 Balmoral Rd. with participation from local faith and Indigenous communities, Victoria city council, and music from the Resistance Rising Choir and spoken word by poets Beth Kope and Maita.

vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook Send a Tweet to @NicoleCrescenzi
and follow us on Instagram

domestic violenceGun Violence

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Recent arrests skim surface of Victoria’s human trafficking problem

Port city makes desirable place for traffickers flying under the radar

Two-vehicle crash in Langford sends one to hospital Monday morning

Driver sent to hospital with unspecified injuries

Victoria Canadian Forces member honored with exceptional Rotary Club award

Capt. Jacqueline Zweng is the Western Canada Ambassador of Wounded Warriors Canada

Oak Bay athletes rule the slopes at Island ski and snowboard series

Oak Bay boys take top ski, snowboard honours

B.C. budget expected to stay the course as economic growth moderates

Finance minister said ICBC costs have affected budget

VIDEO: Ottawa wants quick, peaceful resolution to pipeline protests, Trudeau says

The protests have manifested themselves as blockades on different rail lines across the country

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

Wet’suwet’en and B.C. government have been talking Aboriginal title for a year

Coastal GasLink says it has agreements with all 20 elected First Nations councils along the 670-kilometre route

Trudeau tightlipped on plan to end protests ‘quickly and peacefully’

The prime minister, who cancelled a two-day trip to Barbados this week to deal with the crisis at home

Canadian standards for coronavirus protection to be reviewed, health agency says

The protocols set out how health workers should protect themselves and their patients

Monday marks one-year anniversary of man missing from Langley

42-year-old B.C. man, Searl Smith, was last seen leaving Langley Memorial Hospital on Feb. 17, 2019

Amtrak warns of delays as railways from Seattle to B.C. blocked by Wet’suwet’en supporters

Coastal GasLink said it’s signed benefits agreements with all 20 elected band councils along pipeline route

Federal emergency group meets on pipeline protests as rail blockades continue

There’s mounting political pressure for Trudeau to put an end to the blockades

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

Most Read