Victims Of Violence Remembered In Noon Hour Vigil

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 14:57 PM

A couple of dozen hardy souls braved fridid temperatures to take part in the annual vigil as part of the Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

A total of 44 roses were laid in Market Square this afternoon to remember the 14 women killed at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal in 1989.

Ashley Trent is a member of the Violence Against Women Coalition and says there were also 30 roses laid for local victims of violence. 

"As a coalition, we have actually been accumulating a list of women of women who have been known to go missing, or who have been murdered in our communtiy.  So each year, unfortunately that number continues to rise in our community and our region."

For the first time ever, there was also a Male Ally march preceding the vigil.