Nelson Police Victim Services

December 6th – The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

The Nelson Violence Against Women in Relationships (VAWIR) Committee invites you to join us for a virtual candlelight vigil to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

December 6th, marks the anniversary of Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique massacre when 14 women were murdered, because they were women.

COVID restrictions continue to limit us from gathering as a community, but on this important day, we hope you will join us in an online candlelight vigil. There you can light a candle in memory of the 14 women who died that day and/or you can light a candle to honour a woman who’s life has been impacted by violence. We also encourage you to light a candle at home and if you’d like, to email a picture that we can post onto our FB page. (The email link can be found below.)

Please visit the grounds of Nelson City Hall between Dec. 4-6th, where 14 roses will be laid to honour the women who died in Montreal on December 6th. There will be other roses available for anyone wishing to lay a rose for a woman they’d like to honour or remember. You’ll also see The Clothesline on the grounds of City Hall and in front of the Courthouse, an interactive display to honour women who’ve experienced violence.

We hope that you’ll revisit our page again prior to December 6th for updates on the event, for links to resources and to visit the virtual candlelighting.

On behalf of the Nelson VAWIR Committee,

Anna Maskerine

Coordinator and Committee Chair