National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women event being held at Truro Library

A National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women event is being held at the Truro library today, the 28th anniversary of the tragic murder of 14 women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.

The Central Nova Women's Resource Centre and Third Place Transition House are marking the day with an art display, speaker, and special ceremony.

The drop-in style event runs from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., with a special ceremony of remembrance happening at noon.

The walls will feature artwork from Truro's Jackie Waugh, a domestic violence survivor who is leading a healing through art program at Third Place Transition House with women who have experienced the trauma of violence.

Artwork from the participants of the program will also be on display.

Bev Walker, Director of Millbrook Family Healing Center will speak, and the Colchester Sexual Assault Centre will also be present.

The library will be lit in purple later in the evening to symbolize peace, courage, survival, and dedication to ending gender-based violence.