National Day of Remembrance commemorated in Abbotsford

Event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 5 in Mill Lake Park

The Pacific Service Alliance of Canada holds an event on Saturday, Dec. 5 to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mill Lake Park and includes guest speakers, poetry recited by local high school students, and an open mic.

Participants are encouraged to bring toiletries and new and/or slightly used shoes for women’s shelters, as well as non-perishable food for the food bank.

The National Day of Remembrance takes place Dec. 6 to mark the day in 1989 when 14 women were murdered at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal by a crazed gunman before he turned the gun on himself.

For more information, call Celine or Sue at 604-741-2979.