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 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.

Just Posted

Fire reported after five people observed throwing rocks through windows of business

Blaze broke out early Friday morning on Bourquin Crescent West in Abbotsford

Woman charged with attempted murder after Mission assault

Victim in hospital in stable condition after Maple Ridge woman allegedly attacks him

Holiday charity campaigns underway in Abbotsford

Christmas Bureau, Salvation Army and Cyrus Centre hope to reach fundraising goals

Police investigate apparent impaired-driving crash

Incident took place in Abbotsford on Thursday night

Permanent memorial at site of Abbotsford officer’s shooting

Memories remain for those working at shopping centre where Const. John Davidson was gunned down

SLIDESHOW: Championship Saturday set for Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament

Action from Thursday, plus details on all the games set for Columbia Bible College

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

UPDATED: Train collides with car in Maple Ridge

Mother and child both uninjured, track cleared at 11 a.m.

Accused B.C. drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

VIDEO: Pedestrian struck by vehicle caught on security camera

Incident points to danger on the roads not only in low light but also in bright sunshine

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

This is second death linked to the Thomas fire, northwest of Los Angeles

Most Read