Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Today is Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, a time to honour and remember all women who have been killed by violence. From the government website .... "Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women.

As well as commemorating the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence that shocked the nation, December 6 represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. It is also an opportunity to consider the women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality, and to remember those who have died as a result of gender-based violence. And finally, it is a day on which communities can consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls."

I hope everyone will take some time today to attend a community candlelight vigil or think about/take action on working to stop violence against women.


This morning we went to help a neighbor -- she has a one-acre property on the shore of a little lake nearby, and needed some extra hands to rake up a LOT of leaves. It was fun to work with Michael and to be outside breathing in the fresh fall air.

Home for the day now, all dried off and warmed up .... I have left-overs for supper, so lots of knitting time now! :)

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