Friends and family of slain teenager Dario Bartoli will gather Saturday afternoon for the 2nd annual fundraiser event in memory of him.
Nearly two years ago, the 15-year-old teen was brutally murdered in what police describe as a group assault.
His killer or killers have yet to be caught but family and friends will put that aside and focus on the precious memories they shared with him.
Anna O’ Brien, with the City of Surrey, says the event benefits those close to Dario as well as the wider community.
“The focus is on celebrating Dario and giving his friends the chance to remember Dario in a postive way. When thinking about the fact that his killer or killers are still out there, that is very, very hard to think about.
“It’s a postive way of remembering him and carrying forward his memory as well as it helps to raise funds for other youths in need and I think that this is something that will possibly carry on year after year.”
The fundraiser, called Dario Jam, kicks off at 1 P.M. at the South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre.
All proceeds will go to the Semiahmoo Animal League Inc., which helps at-risk youth and animals.