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Vigil at site of Blue Bird Café

by The Concordian September 6, 2011

Around 100 people gathered in front of the building last Thursday night where the Blue Bird Café and Wagon Wheel once stood in commemoration of the 1972 blaze that took the lives of 37. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Montrealers lit candles to commemorate those who perished 39 years ago, when two inebriated men who were kicked out of the bar set fire to the building. Next year, on the 40th anniversary of the fire, the city will set up a permanent memorial on the site on Union St. in conjunction with the families of the victims. Photos by Navneet Pall

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