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Sunrise memorial honours women who are victims of violence

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The Keewatin Otchitchak Traditional Women's Singers perform the Honour Song at the sunrise memorial that took place in conjunction with Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in the Manitoba Legislative building this morning.

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The Keewatin Otchitchak Traditional Women's Singers perform the Honour Song at the sunrise memorial that took place in conjunction with Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in the Manitoba Legislative building this morning. Photo Store

About a 100 people turned out for a sunrise memorial at the Manitoba Legislature today to honour women who have died in acts of violence in Manitoba and across Canada.

It's the 17th year for the event. It was started to commemorate the 14 female engineering students who were slain in 1989 by a crazed gunman at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique.

Eleven women in Manitoba died last year after acts of violence. Their names were read aloud at the ceremony, which began at 8 a.m. in the Legislature rotunda and lasted about 45 minutes.

"The way we're going to end violence is by talking about it," said Kerri Irvin-Ross, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, one of a handful of guest speakers.

Manitoba Status of Women collected new, unwrapped toys at the memorial for families of missing or murdered women.

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Updated on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 11:01 AM CST: Photo added.

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