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Vigil marking École Polytechnique massacre this evening at Sudbury Women's Centre

Dec. 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women
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Participants in a December 2016 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women vigil in Memorial Park are seen here in this file photo. A vigil for this year's event takes place at the Sudbury Women's Centre starting at 5:30 p.m. (File)

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. 




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