A ceremony will be held today to mark the fifth anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting that left six men dead and five others seriously wounded.
The anniversary is also the first National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia, which was proclaimed last April.
Due to COVID−19, the event is largely virtual again this year, with speeches being made outside the mosque in Ste−Foy, a suburban borough of the provincial capital.
Quebec Premier François Legault and Quebec City Mayor Bruno Marchand are among those expected to attend the evening event, with the public asked to follow online.
A lone gunman shot and killed six worshippers shortly after the end of evening prayers on Jan. 29, 2017.
The ceremony is one of several events organized by the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre and community groups this week.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 29, 2022.
feature image: The Canadian Press