National Day of Remembrance honoured on North Shore with commemorative walk

In recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women held every Dec. 6, marchers ventured out from Chief Joe Mathias Centre and walked along the Spirit Trail before ending up at the Welcome Figure at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver, where a memorial was held.

Local police, First Nations, and other support organizations, such as the North ShoreCoordinating Committee to End Violence Against Women in Relationships, all took part in the annual walk that aims to aims to get people to remember and take action when it comes to gender-based violence.

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The day, also known as White Ribbon Day, was first created in 1991 to mark the anniversary of the 14 women killed in the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre in Montreal.

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