December 6, 2010
Thank you to those who joined us for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women as we commemorated the women who lost their lives in the Montreal Massacre on December 6, 1989 and all the women and children who have died as a result of gendered violence.
“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.” (Status of Women, Canada)When: Monday December 6, 2010 Where: Barrie Native Friendship Center 175 Bayfield St, Barrie, ON Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
A free event co-hosted by the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie, Colibri: Centré des femmes francophones, and the Barrie Native Friendship Centre
Candlelight vigil, guest speakers, and musical performances. Light refreshments served.