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 January 7, 2000 Volume 7, Number 8


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Vigil and memorial held on 10th anniversary of Montreal massacre


People from the University of Saskatchewan were involved in the recent 10th anniversary events marking the tragic Montreal Massacre in 1989, in which 14 young women students were killed by a gunman at the Université de Montréal.

This year, to both remember the 14 young women killed and to raise awareness about the issue of violence against women, a 24-hour memorial event was organized by the local December Memorial Committee.

The program began with a memorial service at 3:00 p.m., Dec. 5 at the W.A. Edwards Centre.

Following the memorial, women were given the chance to share their stories. Artworks by various artists were on display. At 5:00 p.m. the same day a tree next to the Meewasin Skating Rink on Spadina Crescent was decorated symbolizing "Lights Against Violence" towards women.

On Dec. 6, a memorial breakfast was held at 7:30 a.m. in the downtown Saskatoon Quality Hotel. Author and activist Maria Campbell and U of S Engineering Students’ Society Pres. Heather Ross were the invited speakers.

That evening a candlelight memorial ceremony was held in front of the U of S Administration Building.

Fourteen small white crosses were erected on the nearby lawn to remind everyone of the tragic event 10 years ago.

From notes supplied by Dr. Mel Hosain, U of S Professor of Civil Engineering.


U of S Engineering Students’ Society Pres. Heather Ross, second from right, joins fellow engineering students during a Dec. 6 evening candlelight vigil, marking the 10th anniversary of the tragic Montreal Massacre, in which 14 young women university students were killed.

Photo by Prof. Mel Hosain



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