A candlelight vigil was held at Spanish Banks to remember Luka Gordic, the victim of a fatal stabbing last weekend in Whistler.
Clara Gordic, Luka’s mother, spoke to hundreds who gathered.
“I’m sure Luka’s looking down on us feeling so proud and happy. My heart aches terribly to think we will never see or touch him again. The pain we feel is indescribable.”
Added his uncle Gianni Buono: “We stand together this beautiful night to create awareness and change we’ll use the inspiration from Luka to make our world a better place.”
After the vigil, 19 white balloons were released into the air, one for each year of Luka’s life.
Four teenagers face charges of manslaughter: three 17-year-olds and 18-year-old Arvin Golic.
Friends and family of Gordic have called for the teens to be tried as adults and for the charges to be upgraded to murder.