La Ronge will hold its own vigil Friday in memory of the 14 women who were shot and killed by Marc Lepine at École Polytechnique on Dec. 6, 1989.

Friday is the 30th anniversary of what has come to be known as the Montreal Massacre.

This year’s vigil and march begins at noon at the United Church.

Ginny Chen is one of the organizers.

“The reason we try to do this is to raise awareness for violence against women, or gender-based violence, although this happened 30 years ago gender-based violence is still happening every day in our community right here, even in Canada,” she said.

Chen added the vigil is to acknowledge all people who have been affected by violence against women, not just the 14 who lost their lives in Montreal.

“Remember them, remember their names and to provide comfort if they still have family members or if anyone in the community was ever in a similar situation.”

Participants will also light candles and distribute 14 roses as part of the vigil.