On December 6, 1989, 13 female students and a female administrator at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal were murdered because they were women.
The shocking impact of their deaths led Parliament to designate Dec. 6 as a national day of remembrance.
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women is about remembering victims, and it is also a time to take action.
YWCA Sudbury and the Sudbury Women's Centre are hosting a vigil to mark the awareness event this evening starting at 5:30 p.m.
The event will be held this year at the Sudbury Women's Centre, located at 324-F Elm St.