The staff and board members of the Nipissing Transition House organized a meaningful ceremony for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women yesterday.
The ceremony paid tribute to the 14 women whose lives were taken by gender-based violence 28 years ago at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
The NTH had 14 plaques made which included a photo and short biography of each woman who lost their lives that day. During the ceremony, a combination of staff and board members, as well as women from the community came up one by one to light a candle and place a white rose under each woman's plaque as her name was read out and honoured.
The ceremony included bursary award presentations from the IODE Dr. Herbert A. Bruce Chapter, from the Marsha Greenfield Bursary, and from the Nipissing Transition House Board of DIrectors. The bursaries were awarded to women who have been impacted by violence against women and who are pursuing post-secondary education.