University of Calgary

Update to media: Celebration of Life

Submitted by tdroden on Tue, 2014-04-29 13:01.

Service to take place at the University of Calgary on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 29, 2014

On Wednesday, April 30, a Celebration of Life will be held to honour the extraordinary lives of Lawrence Hong, Joshua Hunter, Kaiti Perras, Zackariah Rathwell and Jordan Segura.

The service will not be open to the media as the families continue to ask for privacy while they grieve. At the families' request, media will not be allowed inside the Jack Simpson gymnasium and are also asked not to approach the families while on campus. However, media may watch the service from the overflow areas in MacEwan Hall.

A media availability with University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon, Mount Royal University President David Docherty and Alberta College of Art and Design President Daniel Doz will take place before the service.

The Celebration of Life will bring together the students, faculty and staff of the Alberta College of Art and Design, Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary as well as the family and friends of these five exemplary people. Together, we will pay tribute to those lives lost, take comfort and draw strength from their collective stories. We will reflect on their personalities, passions and interests and celebrate their lives.

WHAT:

Media availability before the Celebration of Life

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 30th, Media requested to sign-in at 2:00 p.m.

Availability to begin at 2:15 p.m.

WHERE:

University of Calgary, Taylor Family Digital Library, Gallery Hall. East entrance.

Media may park in lot 1, in the bus loop at the front entrance at University Dr and 24 Ave. Free parking.

Map: http://www.ucalgary.ca/map/

For satellite truck parking instructions, please call in advance.

WHO:

University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon

Mount Royal University President David Docherty

Alberta College of Art and Design President Daniel Doz

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Media Contact
Leanne Yohemas
Manager, Media Relations
University of Calgary
403.220.7722 or 403.540.6552
Leanne.Yohemas@ucalgary.ca