It’s the 28th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre this year on Dec. 6, as well as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
Chilliwack residents are invited to a memorial event Wednesday at Five Corners. It’s a chance to light a candle for those gunned down at École Polytechnique in 1989 simply because they were women.
On that fateful, snowy day in Montreal, the lone gunman made a point of separating the male students from the female students before starting his murderous rampage.
In the years that followed, Dec. 6 was chosen to become the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada by an act of Parliament.
Some groups and individuals reflect on recent and local phenomena to remember and honour the many missing and murdered aboriginal women, from the Trail of Tears to communities across Canada.
Locations in Chilliwack for the vigil have shifted from the Chilliwack Museum, to the Courthouse, to the current location on Yale Road, at the UFV Five Corners Campus.
Ann Davis Transition Society (ADTS) and University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) are partnering to host a memorial event for the Montreal Massacre at the Five Corners UFV campus starting at 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 6
Everyone is asked to bring a candle.
To be remembered:
•Geneviève Bergeron (1968), civil engineering
•Hélène Colgan (1966), mechanical engineering
•Nathalie Croteau (1966), mechanical engineering
•Barbara Daigneault (1967), mechanical engineering
•Anne-Marie Edward (1968), chemical engineering
•Maud Haviernick (1960), materials engineering
•Maryse Laganière (1964), budget clerk
•Maryse Leclair (1966), materials engineering
•Anne-Marie Lemay (1967), mechanical engineering
•Sonia Pelletier (1961), mechanical engineering
•Michèle Richard (1968), materials engineering
•Annie St-Arneault (1966), mechanical engineering
•Annie Turcotte (1969), materials engineering
•Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (1958), nursing