National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Thu, Dec 6, 2018 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown

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. The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women will hold the annual Charlottetown Memorial Service marking the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women from 12 noon to 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 6 at Memorial Hall at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. The theme of the PEI Purple Ribbon Campaign this year is, “Time to step up. Be ready to prevent violence against women.” Candles will be lit in remembrance of the fourteen women murdered in the Montreal Massacre of 1989 and each of the ten Island women murdered since that year.

UPEI will observe the day by lowering the flags in front of Kelley Memorial Building to half-mast.

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