Monday is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

The day is in memory of the 1989 murders of 14 women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal, who were killed because of their gender.

The Kenora Sexual Assault Centre, Ontario Native Women's Association, Women's Place Kenora, Ne-chee Friendship Centre and Women's Shelter, Saakaate house have partnered together and are welcoming all to a vigil on Monday to show their respects to those lost in the Montreal massacre as well as local Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit people.

"We will have drummers as well as an elder who will open for us. We will also have a few speeches followed by the laying of the roses that we do to honour the 14 women and the missing and murdered indigenous women and our local women who've we've lost to gender-based violence," says Charlotte Rosewarne, Mental Health Therapist with Women's Shelter, Saakate House

The vigil will take place on Monday, December 6 at noon in Market Square. Those in attendance are reminded to dress warm and that PPE and social distancing will be put into place.

On December 6, we remember:

  • Geneviève Bergeron
  • Hélène Colgan
  • Nathalie Croteau
  • Barbara Daigneault
  • Anne-Marie Edward
  • Maud Haviernick
  • Maryse Laganière
  • Maryse Leclair
  • Anne-Marie Lemay
  • Sonia Pelletier
  • Michèle Richard
  • Annie St-Arneault
  • Annie Turcotte
  • Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz

Assaulted Women's Helpline
Toll-free: 1-866-863-0511 (multilingual services available)
Toll-free TTY: 1-866-863-7868
or #SAFE (#7233) on your Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile phone

Women's Shelter, Saakaate House 

Kenora Sexual Assault Centre

Women's Place Kenora