Flags lowered for December 6th

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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:

Geneviève Bergeron

Hélène Colgan

Nathalie Croteau

Barbara Daigneault

Anne-Marie Edward

Maud Haviernick

Maryse Laganière

Maryse Leclair

Anne-Marie Lemay

Sonia Pelletier

Michèle Richard

Annie St-Arneault

Annie Turcotte

Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz

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