Vigils and Events Across Canada for First Anniversary of Quebec City mosque massacre

On January 29, 2017, six worshippers were killed and many others injured during evening prayer at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City.

Their names were: Azzeddine Soufiane, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Ibrahima Barry and Abdelkrim Hassane.

To commemorate the first anniversary of this tragic attack, communities across Canada are hosting vigils to remember the victims and stand in solidarity with the community. Below is a list of events and memorials taking place in Canadian cities – some of which are in partnership with the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) – to show solidarity and stand up against Islamophobia and other forms of intolerance. 

At this time, we are also encouraging donations to Aymen Derbali, a father-of-three who saved the lives of many on January 29, 2017, by taking several bullets as he tried to protect and help others. He was left paralyzed by the ordeal, and now needs an accessible home. With your help, this need can be met.

To donate this cause, please visit:
https://www.launchgood.com/project/united_with_aymen_derbali__tous_unis_pour_aymen#!/

ALBERTA

CALGARY, AB
Commemorating the Quebec City Mosque Massacre
When: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 7:00PM
Where: Calgary City Hall
Organized by NCCM
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1058800940929293/

EDMONTON, AB
Commemorating the Quebec Mosque Shooting: Responding to Hate
When: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 5:30PM
Where: Alberta Legislature Building
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/153557152091709/

BRITISH COLUMBIA

VANCOUVER, BC
Remembering Jan 29th: An Evening of Remembrance
When: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 7:00PM
Where: Al Masjid Al Jamia
Co-organized by NCCM
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/144505426235811/

MANITOBA

WINNIPEG

Quebec City Mosque Massacre Commemorations: Winnipeg
When: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 7:00PM
Where: Manitoba Legislative Building
Co-organized by NCCM
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/153557152091709/

Your Last Walk in the Mosque: Commemorative Film Screening
When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time: 7:30PM
Where: The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/624021464656279/

NEWFOUNDLAND

Commemorative Service for the Quebec City Mosque Attack
When: Monday, January 29, 2018
When: 6:30PM
Where: Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (MANAL), 430 Logy Bay Road, St. John’s
Event Link: http://manal.ca/node/3213

Conversations at MUN: Acting Against Islamophobia
When: Monday, January 29, 2018
When: 11:30AM to 1:00PM
Where: The Loft – UC, 3rd Floor (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

NOVA SCOTIA

HALIFAX, NS

Remember January 29: Quebec City mosque Massacre Commemoration
When: Monday January 29, 2018
Time: 5:30PM
Where: Dalhousie Henry Hicks Building
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1396803503782015/

ONTARIO

OTTAWA, ON

Vigil: Remembrance of Quebec Mosque Shooting and Call to Action
When: Monday January 29, 2018
Time: 5:30PM
Where: City Hall
Co-organized by NCCM
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/178151882779580/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1516206119094718

Memorial
When: Monday January 29, 2018
Time: Noon onward
Where: Jean Pigott Hall
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/178151882779580/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1516206119094718

Interfaith Remembrance Service
When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 6:00PM
Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, Geneva Hall
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/564544923879251/?active_tab=about

Multi-faith Prayer for Peace and Remembrance
When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 4:15PM
Where: Kanata Recreational Complex
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/184222905505837/

TORONTO, ON

Remembering the Quebec Mosque Shooting
When: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 7:00PM
Where: Nathan Philips Square
Co-organized by NCCM
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/180821565855219/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1516376640766144

Lighting Fires: Commemorating the Quebec Mosque Massacre
When: Sunday January 28, 2018
Time: 6:00PM
Where: 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, ON
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1658396600869964/?active_tab=about

We Won’t Forget! Stop Hatred Now.
When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 11:00AM
Where: Nathan Philips Square
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2002484709992025/?active_tab=about

One Year After the Quebec Mosque Shooting: Remembrance & Reflection
When: Sunday, February 4, 2018
Time: 2:00PM
Where: Noor Cultural Centre
Event Link: http://www.noorculturalcentre.ca/?p=16697

MISSISSAUGA, ON

Vigil to Remember Victims & Stand in Solidarity Against Hate
When: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 7:00PM
Where: The Great hall, Mississauga Civic Centre
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1087427678065582/

Candlelight Vigil in Solidarity with Victims of Quebec Mosque Tragedy
When: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 7:00PM
Where: Streetsville Village Square (9 Main St, Mississauga)

Film Screening: ‘Your Last Walk in the Mosque’
When: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 7:00PM
Where: Noel Ryan Theatre, Mississauga
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/138399156843047/

BRAMPTON
Vigil to Remember Victims & Stand in Solidarity Against Hate
When: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 7:00PM
Where: The Conservatory, Brampton City Hall
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1087427678065582/

HAMILTON, ON
Commemoration of the Quebec Mosque Massacre
When: Monday January 29, 2018
Time: 6:00PM
Where: Hamilton City Hall
Co-organized by NCCM
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/179887349411906/

KITCHENER-WATERLOO
Waterloo Region Commemorates Quebec Mosque Shooting
When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 3:00PM
Where: Kitchener City Hall
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/322370664927154/

ST. CATHARINES
Keeping the Flame: Niagra Remembers the Quebec Mosque Massacre
When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 7:00PM
Where: Islamic Society of St Catharines
Event Link: https://muslimlink.ca/events/ottawa/category/249

LONDON
London Vigil to Commemorate the Quebec City Mosque Shooting
When: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: Noon onward
Where: London City Hall
Co-organized by NCCM
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/402956700142652/

KINGSTON
Prayers for Peace & Remembrance for Victims of Quebec City Mosque Shooting
When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 5:30PM
Where: Islamic Society of Kingston
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/332155860632591/

Remembering the Quebec Mosque Massacre

When: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 7:00PM
Where:Mackintosh-Corry Hall Room B201, Queens University
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/332155860632591/

QUEBEC

QUEBEC CITY, QC
Commémoration citoyenne de l’attentat du 29 janvier 2017
When: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 6:30PM
Where: 820 Rue du Chanoine-Martin, Québec
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/308356322989197/?active_tab=about

Diffusion du documentaire : Ta dernière marche dans la mosquée
When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 1:30PM
Where: Alphonse-Desjardins – Université Laval
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/694784314243501/

GATINEAU, QC
Film Screening: Your Last Walk in the Mosque
When: Monday, Janaury 29, 2018
Time: 6:30PM
Where: 4 Rue Lois, Gatineau
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/179412339458912/

MONTREAL, QC

1 Year Anniversary Vigil for Quebec Mosque Shooting
When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 2:00PM
Where: 275 Rue Notre Dame E, Montréal
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/600819970259192/?active_tab=about

Commemoration Quebec Mosque Massacre
When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 1:00PM
Where: 395 Jean Talon Ouest, Montréal
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1583320285087386/

Commemoration Vigil: Solidarity with Faith Leaders for Quebec Mosque Shooting
When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 3:00PM
Where: 1001, avenue des Canadiens, Montréal
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/600819970259192/

Remembering Jan. 29 / 29 janvier : Je me souviens
When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 11:00AM
Where: St James United Church, Montreal
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1583079501739228/

SASKATCHEWAN

SASKATOON, SK
Commemorating the Quebec City Mosque Massacre
When: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 6:15PM
Where: Islamic Association of Saskatchewan
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1062395440570433/