Memorial Services for Victims of Violence

Demand a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.

The Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence (Campagne du ruban violet contre la violence) was initiated by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 1991 to remember the 14 women who were murdered at L’École Polytechnique in Montreal in December 1989, and to raise awareness about violence against women.

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. We remember fourteen young women who in 1989 were murdered because they were women in what became known as the Montreal Massacre. We remember nine women since 1989 murdered on Prince Edward Island by men who knew them. Join others in your community to light a candle of remembrance, to remember, to reflect, and to act so these murders end.

Please Note: Date Changes for 2014 December Memorial Services:

  • The Charlottetown and Summerside Memorial Services are taking place on Friday, December 5.
  • The O’Leary Memorial Service is taking place on Thursday, December 4.

Charlottetown Memorial Service

12:00 Noon, Friday, December 5
Guest Speaker: Sarah Stewart-Jackson
Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts
More info: 902-368-4510,, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women


Summerside Memorial Service

12:00 Noon, Friday, December 5
Guest Speaker:  Norma McColeman
Trinity United Church at 90 Spring Street, Summerside
(It is one block from City Hall next to the Memorial Park)
More info: 902-436-9856, East Prince Women’s Information Centre


O’Leary Memorial Service

10:15 am-11:15am, Thursday, December 4 (Note change in time)
Westisle Composite High School
More info: Dara Rayner, 902-859-3916,

First mourn, then work for change
We remember 1989

25 Years Since the Montreal Massacre 

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