City of Montreal to hold ceremony honouring victims of Quebec City Mosque attack

Jan 23 2018, 2:33 pm

The City of Montreal will hold a special ceremony in memory of the lives lost in last year’s terrorist attack at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec mosque in Quebec City.

On January 29, 2017, an armed individual walked into the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec in Quebec City and shot and killed six people.

A citizens ceremony will take place at Montreal City Hall on Monday, January 29, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

City Hall will remain open until 4 pm for Montrealers to come in and pay their respects.

“This time is for meditation and solidarity with the families of the victims and the entire Muslim community. I invite Montrealers to be generous on the eve of a painful memory, ” said Mayor Valérie Plante, in a statement.

Following the ceremony, Plante will visit Quebec City to attend remembrance ceremonies.

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