By Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large
WELLAND – Julia Turner passed almost four years ago this month but many, many friends won’t let her be forgotten.
One way this is being done: the annual Julia Turner Hockey Night in Welland and Food Drive for Welland Hope Centre.
It is being held Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7pm in the main arena on King Street.
Julia, 15 when she passed on December 23, 2011, was known for compassion and for kindness to others, especially children. And as are her parents, Paul and Tina, she was a voice for social justice and the work of charity.
That’s why the non-perishable food drive donation, to benefit Hope Centre where Julia worked as a volunteer, is so significant.
I admire the closing line on the accompanying poster: Let’s make this a night to remember as we continue to do Julia’s work in her memory.
Door prizes, raffle table, silent auction, a great hockey game and a chance to give back to the community are all part of the evening.
In an email, Linda Falovo-Atkinson, Julia Turner Hockey Night in Welland chair writes: “We look forward to seeing everyone there to celebrate this beautiful young lady. Please remember to bring non-perishable food items… Even if you can’t stay for the game, a donation would be greatly appreciated.”
Raffle table prizes are being sought; anyone who can help in this regard can call Linda at 905-933-3262.