May 23, 2014 11:38 am

Benefit concert in honour of Julie Paskall to be held in Vancouver tonight

A Surrey task force is expected to release their recommendations today. The task force was set up after 2013 hitting a record number of murders.

Jill Bennett | Global News

A Surrey hockey mom who was beaten and later died will be honoured at a benefit concert tonight.

Fifty-three-year-old Julie Paskall was killed nearly five months ago in the parking lot of the Newton Recreation Centre in a seemingly random robbery attempt.

Her injuries were so severe the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called in immediately. Paskall died in hospital on New Year’s Eve.

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The brutal violence shocked the community and prompted some residents of Surrey to demand the city and the police do more to keep them safe.

There have been no arrests made in the murder of Paskall to date.

Tonight, friends have organized a benefit concert to remember her at The Wise Hall in Vancouver.

A trust fund has been set up to help Paskall’s family days after her death. But funds raised at tonight’s Evening of Song and Dance will be donated to Variety – The Children’s Charity.

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