- Friday, December 6, 2019
- 5:30 - 6:30 pm
- The Sanctuary
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Ecumenical candle lighting vigil co-hosted by First Met and the Grandmothers Advocacy Network with participation from Victoria's faith and Indigenous communities.
Music by the Resistance Rising Choir; spoken word by poets Beth Kope and Maita.
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 30th anniversary of the 1989 murders of 14 young women at l'Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.
It is also a time for Canadians to reflect on violence against women and to remember those who have died from gender-based violence. It is also a day on which communities can consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.
All are welcome. Light refreshments to follow.
Photos below: Candlelighting vigil Dec. 6, 2018