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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

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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/