Tomorrow’s local vigil marking the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women will have a new time and place.
It will take place at 10:15 a.m. at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, in partnership with Engineers Yukon and the Yukon Employees’ Union/Public Service Alliance of Canada North.
“We will be honouring those who have lost their lives to gender-based violence in the tragic shooting at École Polytechnique, as well as the missing and murdered indigenous women of the Yukon,” organizers said.
“There will be light refreshments available. This event is open to all genders.”
It was 29 years ago Thursday when a gunman killed female engineering students at Montreal’s École Polytechnique before taking his own life.
This year’s 16 Days to End Gender-Based Violence campaign is hosted by the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre in partnership with a variety of other organizations.
Thursday’s event, expected to wrap up at approximately 11:30 a.m., is funded by the Women’s Directorate.
In previous years, it has taken place over the lunch hour.