This day, established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women.
In addition to commemorating the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence, December 6 represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. It is also reminds us 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. Finally, it is a day on which communities, including our own, can consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.
Please join us at one or both of our vigils. Please note that we are commemorating on December 4 in Orangeville and on December 6 in Bolton.
Friday, December 4, 2015
Location: Family Transition Place, 20 Bredin Parkway, Orangeville
Please dress warm as the a portion of the ceremony will be outdoors in the parking lot.
Confirm your attendance at the Orangeville Vigil HERE.
December 6, 2015
Location: Caledon Public Library, Albion-Bolton Branch, 150 Queen Street South, Bolton
Confirm your attendance at the Bolton Vigil HERE.
Please click HERE for a copy of the poster.