Break the Silence at The Reach Gallery Museum

Event on Saturday, Dec. 3 in Abbotsford commemorates women who died in Montreal massacre in 1989

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

The B.C. region of the Public Service Alliance of Canada is partnering with The Reach Gallery Museum to host an event on Saturday Dec. 3.

Break the Silence, Stop the Violence runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way.

The event commemorates the women who lost their lives in the massacre at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal 27 years ago.

On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were gunned down at the engineering school because they were women.

Closer to home and very recently, a young woman was killed and another seriously injured at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.

The event will include guest speakers, music, and a poetry recital by local high school students.

Admission is free, and donations are being accepted for toiletries and new or gently used shoes for women’s shelters in Abbotsford.

For more information, contact Celine or Su at 604-751-2979.