Pierce Smith participates in a Dec. 6 candlelight vigil at RSS as part of The National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women. Revelstoke Women's Shelter Society Executive Director Nelli Richardson (in background) leads the ceremony. She is joined by Frontline Transition House Workers at RWSS Joanne Defoe

Gathering to remember

A Dec. 6 ceremony at RSS marked The National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women

Revelstoke residents gathered at Revelstoke Secondary School on Dec. 6 to commemorate The National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women.

For more on the ceremony, please see the two-part series by Jewelles Smith.

Part 1: International Day of Disabled Persons challenges all levels of government and community to include disabled persons in development

Part 2: RSS ceremony part of campaign to end gender-based violence

Empty chairs represent the 14 women murdered in the École Polytechnique de Montréal massacre. They are: Geneviève Bergeron, aged 21; Hélène Colgan, 23; Nathalie Croteau, 23; Barbara Daigneault, 22; Anne-Marie Edward, 21; Maud Haviernick, 29; Barbara Maria Klucznik, 31; Maryse Leclair, 23; Annie St.-Arneault, 23; Michèle Richard, 21; Maryse Laganière, 25; Anne-Marie Lemay, 22; Sonia Pelletier, 28; and Annie Turcotte, aged 21.