We can never forget. Twenty-nine years ago the lives of fourteen women were snuffed out following an act of senseless violence. Jo-Anne Brooks with the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew county says December 6, 1989 was truly a wake up call for our country.
But it’s is not just about the women murdered in Montreal. Robyn Voisey (voice ee) with the Bernadette McCann House says they’re focused on women who continue to suffer today.
The Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women begins tomorrow (Thursday) at 9am with a gathering at the Women’s Monument on the Emerald Trail in Petawawa. Brooks says they’ll read out the names of women impacted locally and across the province by violence at the hands of men. There’s a vigil in the evening at Wesley United Church Fellowship Hall in Pembroke at 6pm, featuring guest speaker Sharp Dopler, Knowledge Keeper and Drummer.