Vigil against violence

The NICCC will mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada with a vigil Saturday.

PORT HARDY—The North Island Crisis and Counseling Centre will mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada with a vigil at Thunderbird Mall Saturday.

The crisis centre will have an information table at the mall Dec. 6 from 1-6 p.m. Beginning at 6, it will host a candlelight vigil in front of the mall.

NICCC invites everyone to come down to light a candle for someone you have lost or to honour all women who are affected by violence.

This day of action was established by parliament in 1991 and marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal.

It has been 25 years since this tragedy and the day has since come to include remembrance and action against all violence against women.

For info, call NICCC at 250-949-8333.