MONTREAL—Canadians will commemorate the 28th anniversary at present of the Montreal Bloodbath when a gunman shot 14 girls to demise and injured 14 different folks.
Dignitaries, residents and households of victims will participate in two official occasions through the day.
At eight:30 a.m., a wreath of white roses shall be positioned by the commemorative plaque on the college the place the capturing occurred on Dec. 6, 1989.
A ceremony for the 14 victims will then be held at 5 p.m. on the lookout atop Mount Royal Park. Deputy premier Dominique Anglade, Mayor Valérie Plante and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, the spouse of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, are scheduled to attend.
Fourteen gentle beams shall be put in on the lookout representing the 14 girls and can shine gentle into the evening sky between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Heidi Rathjen, a former École polytechnique scholar and witness to the bloodbath, mentioned it’s nonetheless essential to recollect what occurred 28 years in the past.
“It’s pertinent to speak about it with regard to gun management,” mentioned Rathjen, who helped begin a gaggle that lobbies for tighter firearm laws.
The anniversary of the capturing is an efficient time to debate weapons legal guidelines in Canada “in an effort to diminish the possibilities that this sort of tragedy occurs once more,” she mentioned.