Today, our flags are lowered in the Town of Wolfville.
On December 6, 1989, 14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal were murdered in an act of violence and misogyny.
On this, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women we remember:
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is about remembering those who have experienced gender-based violence and those who we have lost to it.
In Canada and around the world, women, girls, 2SLGBTQQIA+ (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, plus) and gender diverse individuals face unacceptable violence and discrimination.
Achieving a community, and a Country, free from gender-based violence means we must all be aware of gender-based violence, and speak up against harmful behaviours.
~ Mayor Wendy Donovan and Council