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Saskatoon Lights the Night Against Violence


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Saskatoon Lights the Night Against Violence

 Major Canadian landmarks commemorate 25th anniversary of December 6, 1989 violence


SASKATOON, Dec. 5, 2014 –

What:     The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is Saturday, December 6, 2014.

The date marks the anniversary of the 1989 murders of 14 young women at L’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, and draws public attention to the continuing need for action on violence against women and girls.

 In remembrance, cities across Canada will illuminate iconic landmarks in red light as part of Light the Night Against Violence. At Saskatoon City Hall, flags will be lowered to half-mast.

When:      All landmarks will be illuminated at sunset, local time, December 6, 2014.

Who:        YWCA Canada, YWCA Saskatoon, and other member associations and partners.

Where:    Saskatoon City Hall, 222 Third Avenue North


For the full list of Light the Night Against Violence landmarks visit:

About YWCA Saskatoon:

YWCA Saskatoon works in Saskatoon and area to provide emergent and preventative services for women and their families, including crisis shelter, transitional housing, employment services, quality child care, and accessible fitness. YWCA Saskatoon is a member of YWCA Canada, the nation’s largest provider of shelter to women and children fleeing violence, and the oldest and largest multi-service women’s organization.


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For information about YWCA Saskatoon or to schedule an interview, contact:

Joy-Ann Allin
Director of Development and Communications,
YWCA Saskatoon
306 244 7034 extension 132