Friends of 15-year-old Dario Bartoli, a South Surrey teen killed in a violent altercation last December, took to the streets today.
A skate jam was held in the park where Bartoli often frequented, raising money for youth programs in the community.
It’s been nine months since he was killed, and there have been no arrests since his death.
But friends told Global News they wanted to honour their friend today.
“Whenever I came here, I always saw him here. And he was always making some weird jokes, and doing absolutely ludicrous things on his bike.”
“Dario always wanted a skate jam. He was always talking about getting everybody together at a skateboard park, getting a competition up, giving prizes out… and after he passed away, it was just a constant thought that we had to do something for the community to remember him.”
In December of last year, Bartoli was killed in what investigators have described as a liquor-fueled altercation near 156 Street and 18 Avenue.
Friends are hoping to make the Dario Jam an annual event.