On December 6, we observed the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in memory of the 14 female engineering students whose lives were tragically taken in a violent act of misogyny at Polytechnique Montreal in 1989. Our march today was also dedicated to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls as well as victims of domestic abuse.

This day is commemorated in a wider context of an international campaign to end gender-based violence between November 25 – December 10, World Human Rights Day. Read more about the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. 

NSCSS alongside fellow local service providers & 1st responders marched from the North Vancouver Provincial Court of BC to the Strength & Resilience totem pole at the RCMP building on E 14th Street.

Thank you Xele’milh-Doris Paul for facilitating the ceremony, North Shore VAWIR Committee for coordinating the march, and North Vancouver RCMP with Sergeant Crystal Shostak for hosting the ceremony.