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Candlelight vigil for Amanda Todd in Calgary Friday night

CALGARY – Organizers are holding a candlelight vigil on Friday night for a 15-year-old Port Coquitlam, B.C., girl who took her own life.

Amanda Todd committed suicide on Oct. 10th after enduring years of Internet sexual exploitation and bullying by her peers.

People in more than 40 cities around the world are expected to light candles on Friday, in remembrance of the young bullying victim.

In Calgary, organizers are hosting a candlelight vigil at Olympic Plaza from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

They’re inviting people to come out and show their support for Amanda and her family, as well as other young people who have lost their lives because of bullying.

One of the largest gatherings is set to take place at Holland Park in Surrey, B.C., and attendees are being asked to wear pink.

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Other events are scheduled in provinces from B.C. to Quebec, as well as several U.S. states and cities in Denmark and India.

 

– With files from The Canadian Press