Valerie Plante Invites You To Mount Royal To Honour The Victims Of The Polytechnique Massacre

In commemoration of the women who were killed on December 6, 1989 at École Polytechnique, the mayor of Montreal is inviting all Montrealers to the city’s annual memorial. 

Otherwise known as the “Polytechnique Massacre,” 14 women were slain 28 years ago, for no reason other than their gender. 

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Each and every year, to commemorate and honour the lives of the women slain, Montreal holds a memorial service atop Mount Royal. 

This year, alongside the mayor of Montreal will be Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and Quebec’s deputy premiere Dominique Anglade, who will be visiting for the memorial service. Family members and loved ones of the women slain will also be present, along with every Montrealer who wishes to attend. 

The memorial service will be held on December 6 at 5pm at the Mount Royal Chalet. It’s worth remembering that Dec. 6th is also National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, which was created in direct response to the Polytechnique tragedy. 

Between 5pm and 10pm, fourteen beams of light will illuminate the skies above Mount Royal, commemorating the women who were killed. Each beam of light will be lit one at a time when the names of the 14 victims are called out during the ceremony.