Ribbons & Roses: OCAD Remembers the Montreal Massacre


In remembrance of those who lost their lives 19 years ago

 
DateFriday, December 5, 2008 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location

Butterfield Park 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario

On December 6, 1989, a twenty-five year-old man, armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a hunting knife, entered a classroom at École Polytechnique in Montreal , where he separated the male and female students. After claiming that he was “fighting feminism”, he shot all nine women in the room, killing six. He then moved through corridors, the cafeteria and another classroom, targeting women. In just under twenty minutes he had killed fourteen women and injured four men before turning the gun on himself:

Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student

Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student

Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student

Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student

Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student

Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student

Maryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique's finance department

Maryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering student

Anne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering student

Sonia Pelletier (born 1961), mechanical engineering student

Michèle Richard (born 1968), materials engineering student

Annie St-Arneault (born 1966), mechanical engineering student

Annie Turcotte (born 1969), materials engineering student

Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (born 1958), nursing student

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6, the anniversary of the massacre. Please join CAASA at OCAD, OCADSU, and Campus Life & Career Services for this special memorial and presentation on Friday.

White ribbons will be sold at this event. Proceeds will benefit the White Ribbon Campaign.

DateFriday, December 5, 2008 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Website Location

Butterfield Park 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario

white ribbon campaign support
Friday, December 5, 2008 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

On December 6, 1989, a twenty-five year-old man, armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a hunting knife, entered a classroom at École Polytechnique in Montreal , where he separated the male and female students. After claiming that he was “fighting feminism”, he shot all nine women in the room, killing six. He then moved through corridors, the cafeteria and another classroom, targeting women. In just under twenty minutes he had killed fourteen women and injured four men before turning the gun on himself:

Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student

Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student

Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student

Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student

Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student

Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student

Maryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique's finance department

Maryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering student

Anne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering student

Sonia Pelletier (born 1961), mechanical engineering student

Michèle Richard (born 1968), materials engineering student

Annie St-Arneault (born 1966), mechanical engineering student

Annie Turcotte (born 1969), materials engineering student

Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (born 1958), nursing student

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6, the anniversary of the massacre. Please join CAASA at OCAD, OCADSU, and Campus Life & Career Services for this special memorial and presentation on Friday.

White ribbons will be sold at this event. Proceeds will benefit the White Ribbon Campaign.

Venue & Address: 
Butterfield Park 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario
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