Vigil marks day of remembrance

December 6th vigil at Grand Forks cenotaph will mark the 24th anniversary of the murder of 14 women at ’École Polytechnique de Montréal.

Dec. 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Please join us on Friday, Dec. 6 at 12 p.m. for a vigil at the cenotaph, located in front of Grand Forks City Hall, to remember these women and others that have been victims of gender violence. A hot lunch and film screening will follow at the Boundary Women’s Resource Centre.

Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal.They died because they were women.

As well as commemorating the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence that shocked the nation, Dec. 6 represents an opportunity for Canadians to re_ ect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society.

It is also an opportunity to consider the women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality, and to remember those who have died as a result of gender based violence.

And finally, it is a day on which communities can consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

Boundary Women’s Resource Centre & Boundary Women’s Coalition