Walk remembers teen

The fourth annual Taylor Van Diest Memorial Walk will be held Sunday, a shift from Oct. 31 in previous years.

Armstrong-Spallumcheen residents are preparing to remember.

The fourth annual Taylor Van Diest Memorial Walk will be held Sunday, a shift from Oct. 31 in previous years.

“We don’t want to compete with Halloween,” said Marie Van Diest, Taylor’s mom.

“If there’s a bigger turnout, that’s great.”

Taylor, 18, was assaulted near the Rosedale Avenue railway tracks Oct. 31, 2011. She died Nov. 1 from her injuries in Kelowna General Hospital.

The walk starts at 6 p.m. at Glad Tidings Church and will take about half-an-hour along the memorial trail named in memory of Taylor.

“It’s certainly well used by the community,” said Marie of the trail.

Everyone is welcome to attend and are encouraged to bring candles for the walk.


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