VICTORIA, BC, Dec. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada Victoria Regional Women's Committee is sponsoring a candlelight vigil at Holland Park in Victoria on December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada.
This year, December 6th marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of 14 women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. The Public Service Alliance of Canada Victoria Regional Women's Committee and the City of Victoria will unveil a permanent memorial to their memory.
Members of the public will reflect on violence against women, call upon the federal government to announce a national action plan to deal with all forms of violence against women, and collect donations for local women's organizations.
- What: End Violence Against Women Candlelight Vigil
- When: 4PM to 5:30PM, Saturday December 6th 2014
- Where: Holland Park - on Dallas Road between S. Turner & Government Street. Victoria, BC
- Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria
- Marianne Alto, Victoria City Councillor
- Bob Jackson, Regional Executive VP, Public Service Alliance of Canada
- Laurent Haviernick, brother of Maud Haviernick, a victim of the École Polytechnique shootings
- Robyn Benson, National President, Public Service Alliance of Canada
SOURCE: Public Service Alliance of Canada
For further information: Patrick Bragg, PSAC, (778) 889-3486