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CanadaFriends celebrate Winnipeg plane crash victim’s life at riverbank gathering

21:06  14 march  2019
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Edmonton mother and daughter among 18 Canadians killed in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

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Friends celebrate Winnipeg plane crash victim’s life at riverbank gathering Danielle Moore was one of 18 Canadians killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday.

A young environmental activist who was killed in a tragic Ethiopian plane crash will be remembered Thursday night by friends in 20 cities around the world.

Danielle Moore, 24, was one of the 18 Canadian victims of Sunday's disaster, which resulted in the deaths of all 157 people on board.

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Moore, who had been accepted to become a teacher shortly before the flight, was originally from Scarborough, Ont., but had made Winnipeg her home.

Her friend Kluane Buser-Rivet told 680 CJOB that Moore was thriving in the city.

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"There's an expression that you're supposed to 'bloom where you're planted', and that was Danielle in a nutshell," she said.

"Danielle was my best friend in Winnipeg, and everyone who knew her remembered her as a joyous person who was involved, who cared, who was passionate.

"She was involved in a number of local organizations, mainly around the environment and water protection. She was engaged, she was caring, and she was an excellent, excellent friend."

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Buser-Rivet said she designed a memorial ritual that will be celebrated Thursday night by Moore's friends in more than 20 cities around the globe. The Winnipeg gathering takes place at 7 p.m. in Bonnycastle Park, where friends will be celebrating Moore's life by the riverbank.

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Moore would want to be remembered with art, music and community, said Buser-Rivet, so attendees will be creating a piece of nature art by the river.

"I don't think grief is meant to be felt alone ... and this ritual is a testament to how much community [Danielle] had all around the world.

"She would ask us, I think, to gather, take care of ourselves, deliver soup at our friends' houses, and to hug each other tightly."

(Video provided by CBC)

'Stand where Galila stood': Vigil planned Friday for 4-year-old hit and killed by vehicle.
A vigil is planned Friday evening for the family of a little girl who was hit and killed by a vehicle earlier this week. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the same location where the accident happened — at the corner of Isabel Street and Alexander Avenue. Four-year-old Galila died on Tuesday after she and her mom were struck while crossing the street Monday. Galila's mother Genet remains in hospital in critical but stable condition. The family was originally from Eritrea, and had only moved to Winnipeg last month after years of living in refugee camps.

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