The Nanking Massacre Commemorative Day Committee of Ontario is hosting a community gathering to mark the 80th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre. The event will be held on Saturday, December 9 at the Markham Convention Centre in Scarborough. Service begins at 1 pm, but guests are encouraged to arrive at 12:30 pm for a VIP greeting session.
Earlier in October, Ontario motion#66 introduced by MPP Soo Wong, to declare December 13 each year as Nanking Massacre Commemorative Day in the province passed unanimously.
The much-anticipated event is expected to attract over 1,000 people from diverse Canadian communities including Japanese and South Asians.
The Nanking Massacre occurred over a period of 6 weeks starting on December 13, 1937, when the Japanese captured the Chinese city. During this period soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army murdered an estimated 300,000 Chinese civilians, disarmed combatants and perpetrated mass rape of thousands of women and girls, apart from looting and ruining the whole city.
This unspeakable event left horrific memories not just for families but the entire world to heal and recover from.
For event details contact Thomas Qu at 647-984-7358 or via email [email protected]