Vigil: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Monday, December 6, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Owen Sound City Hall - 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario , N4K 2H4
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Flyer for vigil in Owen Sound: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women; list of murdered women and location of vigilThe 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicked off Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and goes until Dec. 10, World Human Rights Day.

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the campaign.

In Canada, we also observe the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, honouring the 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal who were killed on Dec. 6, 1989 because they were women.

We remember

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

How you can mark Dec. 6

Observe a moment of silence

Take a moment to honour the women who lost their lives.

Attend a vigil in Owen Sound

Georgian is one of several community partners collaborating to hold a vigil on Monday, Dec. 6 at noon on the front steps of City Hall in Owen Sound.