Montreal·Point of View

Polytechnique shooting: Why we must never forget

It's a date scarred on the heart of a nation but, for Sylvie Haviernick, the significance of Dec. 6 runs deeper. She lost her sister, Maud, in the shooting. In guest video blog for CBC, Haviernick explains the significance of the anniversary and the need to remember.

In a guest video blog, Sylvie Haviernick explains the significance of remembering 25 years later

Sylvie Haviernick, the sister of a woman killed in the Polytechnique shooting, talks about the importance of marking the anniversary. 1:48

It's a date scarred on the heart of a nation but, for Sylvie Haviernick, the significance of Dec. 6 runs deeper. She lost her sister, Maud, in the shooting. In guest video blog for CBC, Haviernick explains the significance of the anniversary and the need to remember.

This year, she worked with the City of Montreal to create flags that were displayed on the streets in the weeks leading up to the anniversary.

The campaign, called "December 6 is a Woman" featured the names of all of the 14 women killed. 

Sylvie Haviernick's sister Maud was honoured, along with the other 13 women killed, with flags hung by the City of Montreal near Polytechnique in the weeks leading up to the anniversary. (City of Montreal)

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