People joined the Womens Resource Center at Pioneer Square last evening for the annual Candle Light Vigil. The Center’s Keely Patterson told them the event remembers victims of the Montreal Massacre of 1989. She explained in just 20 minutes this young man killed 14 young talented ambitious and courageous women because of their gender and to this day people still remember hearing about this tragic event through the media and felt the sudden shock that someone would murder these intelligent young women based on their gender. She said all 14 of these women lost their lives before having the opportunity to pursue their dreams and fulfill their professional aspirations.
Patterson added the day marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and is a call for action as today and every day women must have what they need to live without fear, without violence and with choice, so let’s work together here in Flin Flon to make it happen.