McNaughton students support Take Back the Night event

Students at McNaughton school layed flowers and lit candles at the monument for missing and murdered women

  • Oct. 4, 2013 6:00 a.m.

McNaughton students place candles at the missing and murdered women’s monument.

On Friday Sept. 20, McNaughton students played a part in supporting the communities Take Back the Night event.

The morning of the event, Wendy Hammond from the Quesnel Women’s Resource, visited McNaughton Centre to discuss the event and its significance.

After the presentation, students and staff walked to the Memorial Monument for Missing and Murdered Women to honour all women that have been victims of violence.

Everyone present participated in a candle ceremony, offered flowers and written messages to the victims and their families.

The gathering was concluded with a moment of silence.

This is the third consecutive year McNaughton Centre has supported Take Back the Night.

It is a simple yet powerful way to provide student awareness and support and honour our missing and murdered women.

We would like to thank Safeway Manager Wes Allen as well as Nancy and Kristy from the floral department for providing flowers for the ceremony.

– submitted by Vicky Perdan

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