Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women November 22nd, 2012

A weeklong information and art display will be hosted by Agape House at both the Eastman Education Centre on 385 Loewen Boulevard as well as at Providence University College and Seminary in Otterburne.

From November 29th to December 6th residents of the Southeast are invited to attend the displays in honor of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Established in 1991 by the Canadian Parliament, the day marks the anniversary of the fourteen Women who lost their lives by an act of gender violence at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6th, 1989.  Every year Canadians are asked to take a moment to remember those women and children in our communities for whom violence is a daily reality.

Agape House is partnering this year with Survivors Hope Crisis Centre in Pinawa. Following the weeklong displays there will be five Vigil Services held in various locations throughout Southeast Manitoba.

You are welcome to attend a vigil service near you.  You are invited to stay after the services for refreshments and discussion.

 

SteinbachEastman Education Centre 10:30 am-11:00am

Pine Falls: Wings of Power 1:00pm-1:30pm

BeausejourSandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre 2:30 pm-3:00pm

Pinawa: Pinawa Public Library 7:00pm-7:30pm

OtterburneProvidence University College and Seminary 7:00pm-7:30pm

 

For more information about the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Woman visit these websites:

Status Of Women Canada

White Ribbon Campaign

Wikipedia Article

About the Display

From November 29th to December 6th residents of the Southeast are invited to attend the displays in honor of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Displays will be held at the Eastman Education Centre in Steinbach and at Providence University College and Seminary in Otterburne.

Along with information on Agape House Woman’s Shelter, the display offers information about this very important day. There people can learn about the events of The Montreal Massacre that happened at École Polytechnique which took place on December 6th 1989.  Information about the issue of gender violence in Canada will is also provided.

In addition to honoring the women killed in the Montreal Massacre, pictures of the Manitoba Women lost their lives to gender violence since the last vigil will also be presented.  Three watercolour portraits painted by a local artist will be displayed. These portraits honor the three women who were victims of serial murder this year. We honor these women and their families. The loss of another person is a loss to a whole community

Partnering with Oma’s Quilt Shop in Grunthal, this past fall local quilters were invited to make quilt blocks and send them in to the shelter in honor of this event. A total of forty seven quilt blocks were made for the second annual Agape House Memory Quilt and we are proud to have it on display for the week. Viewers may sign the quilt in honor of those who have suffered from gender violence.