Mokami Status of Women Council
December 6th Candle Light Vigil
December 6th is recognized as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

On this day, every year, the Mokami Status of Women Council hosts a candlelight vigil to honour the women who were victims of the Montreal Massacre, as well as the women of Labrador, who lost their lives due to violence.
History of the Montreal Massacre
On December 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at l'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec simply because they were women. The man responsible, Marc Lepine, separated the men and women and screamed, "I hate feminists" before opening fire on the female engineering students in the classroom.

We will remember them:

Geneviève Bergeron, 21: second-year civil
engineering scholarship student

Hélène Colgan, 23: senior mechanical
engineering student planning a master's degree

Nathalie Croteau, 23: senior mechanical
engineering student

Barbara Daigneault, 22: senior mechanical
engineering student and teaching assistant

Anne-Marie Edward, 21: first-year chemical
engineering student

Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, 31: first-year
nursing student

Annie Turcotte, 21: first-year engineering
materials student

Maryse Laganière, 25: budget clerk in school
finance department

Maud Haviernick, 29: second-year
engineering materials student and
environmental design graduate

Maryse Leclair, 23: fourth-year student in
engineering materials

Anne-Marie Lemay, 27: fourth-year
mechanical engineering student

Sonia Pelletier, 28: due to graduate the next
day in mechanical engineering; awarded a
degree posthumously

Michèle Richard, 21: second-year engineering
materials student

Annie St. Arneault, 23: mechanical
engineering student

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