Animal lovers will host a candlelight vigil near the Innisfail Aquatic Centre on Sunday in honour of 100 sled dogs that were killed at Whistler, B.C.
The Innisfail event will be at the ball diamonds behind the Aquatic Centre at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Angela Prive said she organized the vigil to honour the dogs, to raise awareness about animal abuse, and to raise awareness about Bill C-373, which is intended to stiffen penalties against those who abuse animals.
She plans to put red ribbon around glow sticks as a memorial to the dogs.
Prive said she has printed up flyers to publicize the vigil.
She said she is encouraged that vigils are being held as far away as Norway. She said this demonstrates the level of anger and sadness felt as a result of the dogs’ deaths.
It is the second local event planned to mark the death of the 100 sled dogs. The other event is a walk at Bower Ponds on Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.
The mass killing of 100 sled dogs owned by Whistler-based Outdoor Adventure was made public after the person who killed the dogs received payment from the workers compensation board in B.C. for post-traumatic stress disorder.