Reena Virk
Reena Virk, 14, is shown in this undated handout photo

This month marks the 20th anniversary of one of Vancouver Island’s most widely publicized crimes. On November 14th, 1997, a group of teens viciously beat and drowned 14-year-old Reena Virk under the Craigflower bridge.

To mark the anniversary, the Artemis Place Society and Learning through Loss are hosting a ceremony on Tuesday, November 14th at the Craigflower Schoolhouse.

The groups hope the event will honour Reena Virk’s life and also inspire a renewed commitment to nonviolence.

Speakers include Reena’s father, Manjit Virk and Education Minister Rob Fleming. The event is scheduled for between 12:30 and 2:00 pm.

You can also show commitment to safe and inclusive communities by using the hashtags #iremember #reena and #icommit2nonviolence.

Remembering Reena: A Community’s Commitment to Nonviolence

  • When: Tuesday, November 14
  • Time: 12:30 PM – 2 PM
  • Where: Kosapsom Park, 2755 Admirals Road

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