Kwantlen campuses hold National Day of Remembrance vigils, Dec. 4

Thu, Dec 3, 2009


National Day of Remembrance
Roses were placed and candles were lit at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Surrey Campus
to remember 14 women who were killed at l'Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989.

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December 4, 2009

Kwantlen campuses hold National Day of Remembrance vigils, Dec. 4

On Dec. 4, vigils took place on Kwantlen Polytechnic University Surrey Campus to help raise awareness about violence against women by remembering the lives of the 14 women who were killed at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal on Dec. 6, 1989. Those who participated in the vigils read the name of each victim of the Montreal massacre and then placed a red rose in the garden as a candle was lit to remember them. Additional ceremonies also took place on the Richmond, Langley & Cloverdale Campuses yesterday at noon.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada and is held annually on Dec. 6.

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Shereen Hassan
Kwantlen Faculty Association
Tel: 604.599.3031


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