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Hannah Day, a beloved child in Sooke who succumbed to her cancer battle in 2019 at the age of 9 will have a new playground named after her.

Today, the District of Sooke announced the Sunriver neighbourhood is paying respect to Day, the child who brought the community together and inspired thousands of people to register as stem cell donors.

Hannah was first diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma cancer when she was a baby, the treatment of which then caused leukemia and left her vulnerable to other infections.


In March 2019, doctors found multiple tumours in Hannah Day’s brain causing her to go back to the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver for treatment.

In the following months, Day was taken off life support in May 2019 after a heavy course of chemotherapy treatment.

The community event set to unveil the park sign and a new swing at 2638 Sunriver Way will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 31st.

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