Youville Moms Hold Vigil for Montreal Massacre Victims

December 9th, 2014

candles lit Each year around December 6th, Youville Centre’s young moms hold a vigil for the victims of the Montreal Massacre. As of this year, it has been 25 years since this tragic day, but we continue to remember the women who lost their lives by saying their names and lighting candles. Staff and students alike wore white ribbons to support this important cause.

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Youville’s young moms put together a slideshow with photos of each young woman who lost her life, and spoke about each woman and what her accomplishments, dreams, and goals were at the time. We ended the ceremony with a moment of reflection while listening to the song¬† “Why” by Rascal Flatts:

It was important for Youville Centre’s young mothers to take time to reflect as they observe the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, not only as women, but as mothers who are raising sons and daughters.

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