Music festival in works as part of Laura Szendrei memorial event

NORTH DELTA — This year’s Laura Szendrei Walk, Run Roll event could really rock, if Brian White has his way.

Plans are to expand the annual event into a day-long music festival at the North Delta Secondary track.

The fifth annual event ( will be held on Sunday, June 14.

"We’d like to have the run in the morning and then continue with bands and performers on a stage in the afternoon and into the evening," said White, president of Laura Szendrei Memorial Scholarship Foundation Society.

White said the school track is wellsuited for a music festival, with a grassberm for seating.

"North Delta has never hosted something like this, so we’d like to do it and turn the event into something really special," White added.

The memorial fundraiser is held in honour of Szendrei, a North Delta teen murdered in September 2010. She was 15.

On Jan. 13, members of the Szendrei foundation were at University of Victoria to donate $25,000 as part of a new scholarship endowment for the women’s soccer program there. These funds were then matched by an anonymous donor, with an additional $10,000 from the athletics department, totalling $60,000 in scholarship money. Preference for award winners will go to student-athletes from Delta with strong leadership and community service.