The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

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. They died because they were women.

Day of Remembrance

As well as commemorating the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence that shocked the nation, December 6 represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. It is also an opportunity to consider the women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality, and to remember those who have died as a result of gender-based violence. And finally, it is a day on which communities can consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

Please plan to join us in City Hall Park on Tuesday, December 6 at 5:00pm for a Candlelight Vigil.  We are very pleased that Her Worship Tara Veer, Mayor, City of Red Deer will be joining us a featured speaker at the Vigil.  MC Ian Wheeliker - Executive Director, CAWES and Irving Kurz - Collaborative Coordinator, DRVIC will also share a few words.  

CAWES is grateful for our friends at UFCW Canada who have stepped up each year to coordinate a giving campaign in conjunction with the event.  Thank you!