A vigil for the two-year-old girl who was abducted in Alberta and later found dead is set to be held in Surrey on Saturday evening.
Organizer Dan Wickstrom says he hopes it will bring parents together as a show of solidarity against child violence and abuse.
“It was just amazing. I was so shocked when I saw the story on the news.”
Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette’s remains were found two days after an Amber Alert was issued.
Derek Saretzky, 22, is charged with first-degree murder in her death and that of her father.
Wickstom says he’s organizing the event to raise money for the Missing Children Society of Canada and Children’s Cottage Society.
“I just felt I had to do something in order to draw attention on a higher scale, bring in as many donations as possible. As a father, it started with my son, who’s only nine months old.”
The event is set for this Saturday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. at Holland Park.