CANADA – On December 6 the night sky over Montreal was pierced by 14 beams of light in a solemn commemoration of the 14 victims of the Ecole Polytechnique massacre 25 years ago. Montreal-based Moment Factory chose Clay Paky Mythos lights for the touching ceremony atop Mount Royal.
Residents of Montreal, Mayor Denis Coderre, Quebec and federal political leaders, gun control advocates, journalists, victims’ family members and survivors of the shooting gathered at the lookout of the Mount Royal chalet for a two-hour ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the day a gunman stalked the engineering school targeting women, professing to hate feminists and the new roles of women in society.
As part of the commemoration, 14 columns of light, each one symbolizing a young woman who perished in the massacre, rose into the sky. The powerful beams were created by Clay Paky Mythos fixtures. The new Mythos light is an extraordinary beam light, which remains parallel for its entire length even at great distances.
“We were honoured to provide Clay Paky Mythos fixtures for the very poignant commemoration atop Mount Royal,” says Andrew Beck of A.C.T Lighting Canada. “The shootings were an extremely significant and emotional event in Canada – something no one can forget. We were proud to participate, through Moment Factory, in the ceremony remembering these 14 extraordinary young women 25 years later.”
Montreal-based Omnison supplied the Mythos for the event. A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Clay Paky fixtures in North America.
Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, added, “We were honored to be part of such a touching ceremony.”