Dec 6, 7:00 PM
December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. 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. But every community in Canada, including Victoria, is affected by violence against women. Each year, First Metropolitan hosts an ecumenical community service to mark this anniversary and renew our commitment to work toward an end to violence against women in partnership with others in our community. This year, the service takes place at 7:00 pm and is followed by refreshments.
The service brings together women and men from Christian, Jewish, First Nations and Muslim traditions as well as local community leaders.