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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016 across Canada

A list of events across the country to honour the lives of those lost to violence

Transgender Day of Remembrance is November 20, 2016, and events will take place across the Canada this weekend.

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Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 is this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), honouring the memory of those who lost their lives to acts of anti-transgender violence. 

Trans lives continue to be threatened around the globe: the homicide rate among transgender people hit a historic high in the US in 2015, with many of those killed being trans women of colour; many people are killed for being trans in numerous countries around the world; and our trans communities in Canada continue to face violence, in a country that keeps no official record of how many trans folks are killed or injured due to hate crimes.

Daily Xtra has compiled a list of events and observances taking place across Canada this weekend paying tribute to the lives of those lost to violence.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Vancouver 

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 3:30–5:30pm

Theatre Room (main floor), Carnegie Community Centre, 401 Main St

https://www.facebook.com/events/198046027299581/

Victoria

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 7–10pm

Fairfield Community Centre, 1335 Thurlow Road

For more information contact Kerri Robinson.

Nelson

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 3:30–6:30pm

Ward and Baker Street

https://www.facebook.com/events/1760187377567166/

Castlegar

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 6:30–7:30pm

Castlegar United Church, 809 Merry Creek Rd

https://www.facebook.com/events/1092981217488049/

ALBERTA

Calgary

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 2pm

CommunityWise Resource Centre, 223 12th Ave SW

https://www.facebook.com/events/298726473838429/

Edmonton

Monday, Nov 21, 2016, 3pm

SUB 068 (The Landing), University of Alberta, 8900 – 114 Street NW

https://www.facebook.com/events/560851760789016/

Lethbridge

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 5–6pm

910 4th Ave S

https://www.facebook.com/events/326393064400027/

SASKATCHEWAN

Regina

Saturday, Nov 19, 2016, 6–9pm

Unitarian Fellowship of Regina, 2700 College Ave

https://www.facebook.com/events/1140394212683085/

MANITOBA

Winnipeg

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 6pm

Riddell Hall, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave

https://www.facebook.com/events/325983894446662/

Brandon

Remembrance Service, 12pm; Candlelight Vigil, 6pm

Location: TBA 

Thursday, Nov 24, 2016

https://www.facebook.com/tdorbrandon

ONTARIO

Toronto

Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR): Existence is Resistance

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 4–8pm 

The 519, 519 Church St

Notes: Photography, videography, or recording of this event is not permitted. https://www.facebook.com/events/1029245250554060/ 

Flag Raising at Queen’s Park

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 11am

Front Lawn, Queen’s Park, 111 Wellesley St W

For more info, visit Cheri DiNovo’s Facebook page

Moment of Silence

Monday, Nov 21, 2016, 10:30am

Chambers, Queen’s Park, 111 Wellesley St W

For more info, visit Cheri DiNovo’s Facebook page

Mississaugua 

Saturday, Nov 19, 2016, 6:30–8:30pm

East Mississauga Community Health Centre, 7-2555 Dixie Rd

https://www.facebook.com/events/882586685206330/ 

Oshawa

Trans Day of Remembrance

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 3–4:30pm

Oshawa Public Library, 65 Bagot Street

https://www.facebook.com/events/1250807328286916/

Hamilton

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 2–4pm

24 Main St W

https://www.facebook.com/events/1715282152122023/

Ottawa

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 7–8:30pm

Human Rights Monument, Elgin St.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1876436049252499/

Peterborough

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 6pm

Seeds of Change, George St N, & McDonnel St

http://rainbowservice.org/event/transgender-day-of-remembrance-events/

Sarnia

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 6–7pm

Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd

https://www.facebook.com/events/1807884692830903/

Saint Catharines (last week)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1729148154004000/

QUEBEC

Montreal:

Parc de l’espoir, rue panet angle rue ste catherine est

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 5–7:30pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/329271200788639/

NEW BRUNSWICK

Fredericton

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 7–9pm

Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook, 659 Queen St

https://www.facebook.com/events/312801545768146/

NOVA SCOTIA

Halifax

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 6–9pm

Dalhousie Student Union, University Ave

https://www.facebook.com/events/1107649729290782/

Wolfville

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016, 6–9pm

Acadia Pride, 15 Horton Ave

https://www.facebook.com/events/906479669483022/

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

St. John’s

Friday, Nov 18, 2016, 7–10pm

IIC-2001 Memorial University

https://www.facebook.com/events/1198592306866028/