Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – December 3, 2014 – A brief ceremony was held today to honour those lost on December 6, 1989 at Polytechnique Montreal. This year marks the 25th anniversary.

Fourteen John Abbott students, both male and female, from a variety of programs, volunteered to carry a white rose and to recite the names of the young women who died in that tragic event.

Laura Fasanella, an Honours Science student, read a short text about who Anne-Marie Edward was. The namesake of the newest building on campus was among the 14 women who died 25 years ago. Laura also introduced Jim Edward, who spent a few minutes sharing anecdotes about his sister and the great times she had while studying at Abbott.

He shared his sentiment about how important it is to remember the good, to be kind and to never forget, “for that” says Edward “would truly be a tragedy”.

About John Abbott College

John Abbott College is a public Anglophone college serving students since 1971. Today, the increasingly diverse student body includes 6500 fulltime day students and an additional 2000 continuing education students. John Abbott is situated on the western tip of the Island of Montreal.