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Kwantlen pauses to reflect on national day of mourning

An unidentified woman lights a candle during last year
An unidentified woman lights a candle during last year's Dec. 6 ceremony at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Cloverdale campus.
— image credit: Cloverdale Reporter file photo

Students and staff at the Cloverdale campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University will pause at noon today as part of the national day of mourning and remembrance.

On Dec. 6, ceremonies are taking place at four Kwantlen campuses, as Canadians reflect on the lives of women and girls who live with threat of violence or who have died as a result of violence.

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was established by Parliament in 1991, andhttp://raven.b-it.ca/portals/uploads/cloverdale/.DIR288/wDec6Brochures.jpg coincides with the anniversary of the murder of 14 female students at l'École Polytechnic in Montreal.

It's a day for communities to reflect on concrete actions that individuals can take to prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

The Cloverdale ceremony takes place outside the cafeteria at the campus, at 5500 180 Street.

The young women who were killed in the Montreal Massacre at l'École Polytechnique on Dec. 6, 1989 are 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, and Annie Turcotte.



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