Yesterday my home town of Barrhaven was struck with a tragedy. A bus on one of our major bus routes that we all take was travelling and crashed into a train at a major crossroads. 6 people were killed and 34 were seriously injured. The community is in mourning and disbelief. We are still waiting to hear the names of some of the passengers that were killed. It’s a very unsettling time.
Connor Boyd was on one of victims that lost his life yesterday. He was a co-worker of mine at McDonalds and a graduate of John McCrae High school. It feels so weird only seeing him two days ago. He will be deeply missed. His younger sister goes to my school as well. My condolences go out to his family and friends.
I immediately wanted to cancel my fundraiser under the circumstances.
Barrhaven celebrates it’s successes together and we also support each other in hard times. My prayers and condolences reach out to the victims, families and friends.
I would like to thank the emergency responders and other personnel who responded to this terrible accident.
There is a book of condolences at Jean Pigott Place in Ottawa City Hall and at the Barrhaven Walter Baker Sports Centre where residents may offer their condolences to the families.
I also would like to urge everyone to donate blood at the Blood Donor Clinic at Walter Baker Sport Centre Cafeteria, this Friday from 4:30-8:30pm. (100 Malvern Drive). Appointment preferred – visit www.blood.ca