From Coast to Coast Venues Light the Night Against Violence

CN Tower, Rogers Arena, Cabot Tower mark the anniversary of December 6, 1989

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2016 /CNW/ -

WHAT: YWCA Canada's Rose Campaign will Light the Night against violence to draw attention to the need for action on violence against women and girls. Light the Night commemorates December 6 as our national day of remembrance and action on violence against women and girls, and marks the murders of women at L'École Polytechnique on that day in 1989. 

WHEN: All venues will be lit at sunset, local time, December 6, 2016. Check local site sponsors for additional times and local events. Some venues began their lighting on November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

WHO: YWCA Canada, Member Associations and Partners, sponsored by YWCA Canada's Rose Campaign to end violence against women and girls, see below for contacts.

WHERE: Venues are listed at

For a list of vigils taking place across Canada on December 6th visit:

About YWCA Canada:

YWCA Canada is the country's oldest and largest women's multi-service organization. Our 32 Member Associations across the country serve women and girls in nine provinces and two territories. YWCA Canada is the nation's single largest provider of shelter to women and children fleeing violence. For more information visit, find us on Twitter @YWCA_Canada or at


For further information: and interviews: Laura Tilley, Communications Manager, YWCA Canada, 416-962-8881 x 233.


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