The Comox Valley Transition Society hosted the Dec. 6 vigil on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Scott Stanfield photo

The Comox Valley Transition Society hosted the Dec. 6 vigil on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox Valley vigil recalls lost lives, victims of gender-based violence

The Comox Valley Transition Society hosted a noon vigil at the Comox Valley Art Gallery plaza on Monday, Dec. 6 on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Several individuals shared some words with a small crowd.

Dec. 6 was the day in 1989 when a gunman killed 14 young women at Montreal’s École Polytechnique.

The Government of Canada website states: “The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is about remembering those who have experienced gender-based violence and those who we have lost to it. It is also a time to take action. Achieving a Canada free from gender-based violence requires everyone living in this country to educate themselves and their families and communities on gender-based violence, centre the voices of survivors in our actions and speak up against harmful behaviours.”

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Dec. 6 was the day in 1989 when a gunman killed 14 young women at Montreal’s École Polytechnique. Scott Stanfield photo

Dec. 6 was the day in 1989 when a gunman killed 14 young women at Montreal’s École Polytechnique. Scott Stanfield photo