Scene: Candlelight Vigil for Soldier Murdered in Ottawa
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Scene: Candlelight Vigil for Soldier Murdered in Ottawa

A small ceremony at Queen's Park on Wednesday night honoured the memory of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

WHERE: Queen’s Park

WHEN: Wednesday, October 22

WHAT: Toronto first-aid trainer Mark Dewdney saw the news unfold on Wednesday that a Canadian soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, had been shot and killed at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, and determined to honour the man’s memory. He held a small vigil at the 48th Highlanders memorial in the north end of Queen’s Park. “I have a friend who’s a member of the 48th,” he said, explaining the choice of location. “It’s my little way of trying to show him that someone’s got his back.” Although only a handful of people showed up to the hastily organized ceremony, Dewdney was happy to show the fallen soldier and his comrades what support he could. “Even though it’s a drop in the bucket—how do you think buckets get filled,” he said. “This is my drop.”