Hundreds of people were cold and snowed to attend the annual memorial service in Montreal, which honored 14 women murdered on December 6, 1989 in the École Polytechnique.
Fourteen light beams, one for each of the victims, illuminated the Montreal skyline at 5:00. and 10:00
The 29th anniversary of the women's death was attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Quebec Premier François Legault and the Mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, along with the victims' victims, friends and families.
After the illumination in Mount Royal Belvedere, wreaths were laid in memory of women and a minute of silence was held.
Light beam for every woman killed in the Polytechnique Massacre. I always chill when I watch this. If you are in Montreal, you should be able to see the direction of the mountain and see the lights. #polyjemesouviens pic.twitter.com/obtbv2hıkv
Plante said at the ceremony that this event is very important for Montrealers who want to think and improve together.
Gel It's a special moment when we come to the royal and look at the lights, “says French.
"We are in the mountains, but you can see them all over the city. It's important for us to come here, because people have to bring together 14 women killed, together and remember because they are women."
The anniversary coincides with the National Commemoration and Day of Action on Violence Against Women.
Catherine Bergeron, whose sister Geneviève was killed in the attack, told CBC News that she means a lot to this memorial and her family every year.
"For me, it is very important to remember my sister Geneviève, who died 29 years ago," she said. "The sun and light are the perfect way to remember my sister."
Unfortunately, Bergeron said violence against women is not a thing of the past and that it is still a long struggle.
”I think we should continue to remember what happened as a society 29 years ago,“ he said.