Montreal Massacre Memorial Service

Memorial Services for Victims of Violence

The selection of photos below are from the December 6, 2019 Memorial Service for Victims of Violence Against Women held at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (venue sponsor). Thanks to everyone who attended the service and participated in the 2019 Purple Ribbon Campaign.

We remember 1989
30 Years Since the Montreal Massacre



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On Friday, December 6, 2019, a Montreal Massacre Memorial Service will take place at 12 noon at Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown. On the 30th anniversary of the horrific murder of 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, we gather to remember, to mourn, and to work for change. The service will also commemorate the ten Island women who have been killed since 1989 by men who knew them, and we will recommit to ending violence against women everywhere.

To mark the 30 years since the Montreal Massacre, the service will focus on intergenerational effects of violence and will include a Mi’kmaw welcome and prayer, an address by PEI feminist Dawn Wilson, moving musical performance, and the unveiling of a commemorative art commission created by Patricia Bourque. Family members, dignitaries, and community activists will light candles in remembrance of those whose lives were cut short because they were women. Everyone is welcome. Info: Michelle, 902-368-4510, [email protected]

First mourn, then work for change
We remember 1989

30 Years Since the Montreal Massacre 

12:00 noon, Friday, December 6
Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts (venue sponsor)
Guest Speaker: Dawn Wilson – “Supporting Survivors in PEI: A Remembrance”
More info: 902-368-4510
PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Candles will be lit in commemoration of the 14 women who were murdered in Montreal in 1989 and the 10 Island women who have died at the hands of violent men since that year.

12:00 noon, Friday, December 6
Presbyterian Church (next to Three Oaks High School)
130 Victoria Road, Summerside
More info: 902-436-9856
East Prince Women’s Information Centre