Remembering women victimized by violence

The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter held its annual vigil to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women at the Community Centre on Thursday. Dec 6 was the 23rd anniversary of the 1989 Montreal Massacre when a disturbed young man named Marc Lepin walked into the Montreal Polytechnique and deliberately killed 13 female students and a female staff mambers because he blamed ‘feminists’ for his personal problems. The local ceremony was short but poignant as people — the top image shows Jewelles Smith — carried white carnations and placed them on empty chairs that symbolized the fallen women. You can see the entire brief ceremony in the video below. David F. Rooney photo