ST. THOMAS REMEMBERS MONTREAL MASSACRE VICTIMS 12/7/2017 10:59:17 AM
Community leaders, students, law enforcement and members of the community gathered at Fanshawe College St. Thomas - Elgin Regional Campus on Wednesday afternoon to remember the lives lost in the Montreal Massacre. The massacre occurred on December 6, 1989 at a college in Montreal where a gunmen killed 14 women just for being women.
The name of each victim was read and a rose was laid in their honor before a moment of silence was observed.
Executive Director of St. Thomas Elgin Second Stage Housing Mickie Keefer says that the day is about recognizing that gender based violence is an on going issue.
Keefer says that the day also coincides with the white ribbon campaign which encourages men to be accountable for their actions male or female.