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Saskatoon woman holds vigil for Sandy Hook School victims

Ceremony held at Kiwanis Park on Christmas Eve
Reported by Fran├žois Biber
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To remember the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a Saskatoon woman is holding a candlelight vigil.

"I felt the need to have the community brought closer together to support one another because this (tragedy) could happen anywhere," said vigil organizer Amber Wollf.

Wollf is hoping families come out to Kiwanis Park for an hour on Christmas Eve to light candles and release balloons into the sky with the names of the 26 victims from Newtown, Conn.

"The families won't have their kids for Christmas Eve, which is kind of the point," said Wollf.

"It'll be more than a week since the shooting happened so we could send some thoughts and prayer out to the families who are suffering right now."

Wollf said the vigil will begin at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24 and for those who don't make it out, she hopes they hold a moment of silence with their families.

News broke on Dec. 14 when a 20-year-old male opened fire on school children at an elementary school in Connecticut. Twenty children and six adults were killed.

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