December 6th is National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre, in which 14 women were singled out for their gender and murdered. It is often marked by vigils, discussions and other reflections on violence against women.

PSAC Regional Women’s Committees in BC are sponsoring or participating in memorial activities across the province and collecting donations for women’s organisations. Here are some details.

Victoria – Candlelight vigil, 5-6PM at the BC Legislature – more details.

Surrey – Candlelight vigil, 6:30-8PM at Holland Park – more details

Penticton – Vigil, 3-8PM at OUC Penticton Campus – more details

Kamloops – Shoe Memorial, 10AM-2PM at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour Street

Kelowna – Candlelight Walk, 6:30-8PM from Springvalley Elementary to Mindy Tran Memorial

Vernon & North Okanagan – Self defense workshop, December 6th, 5:00 pm at Sundance Martial Arts 2905A-43 Ave

Is there an event taking place in your community? Let us know.