Hailey Dunbar Blanchette and her father Terry Blanchette

Candlelight vigil being held in Surrey for slain Alberta toddler

Funds from Holland Park event to go to local children's charities.

A vigil is being held in Holland Park on Saturday, Sept. 26 in memory of a two-year-old Alberta girl who was killed on Sept. 15.

The vigil is to honour Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and to raise funds for Surrey’s Centre For Child Development and Sophie’s Place in Surrey, according to Dan Wickstrom.

On a Facebook site dedicated to the event, Wickstrom writes: “The vigil will go on but under the umbrella of two very worthwhile charities… I’m hoping to get one involved locally and have members present at the vigil.”

Hailey and her father Terry Blanchette, 27, were both murdered earlier this month in Blairmore, Alberta.

A 22-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Blanchette and his daughter, and a charge of an indignity to a body in relation to Hailey’s death.

The Surrey candlelight vigil will be held at Holland Park, 100 Avenue and King George Boulevard, starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 26.

The Facebook site is https://www.facebook.com/groups/881608828595720/

 

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