Drive-through rally after North Vancouver residents stab at the library

Vancouver — North Vancouver residents are planning a candlelight vigil tonight to honor a young woman who was fatally stabbed in a local library and six others injured there.

A week after the puncture wound, the drive-through event was held in a tightly-knit community park in Lynn Valley and hosted by a local Lions club.

Club president Eric Miura said it is important for residents to heal the families of those affected by the violence and to express solidarity, especially while everyone is already dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. I am.

He says the North Vancouver area has approached the group to host a vigilance featuring 2,000 works of art by high school and five elementary school students.

Miura says the reaction from residents, schools and businesses is overwhelming as people crave for love and kindness after a tragic attack that has hurt witnesses, including young children. ..

While driving 2km through the park in the heart of Lynn Valley, residents can use flashlights and battery-powered candles while staying in the car, he says.

“This is just a story of a community gathering in the worst of circumstances,” said Miura.

Compliments include entertainment from violinists, flutists, and guitarists who must follow the COVID-19 protocol, such as physical distance. RCMP and firefighters will also participate in this event.

The attack killed a woman in her twenties and injured six people between the ages of 22 and 78.

28-year-old Yannick Bandaogo was arrested near the Lynn Vally Library and charged with a second murder.

According to police, no Quebec man knew of the victims.