Vigil Planned For Classy Lane

Published: January 7, 2016 09:07 pm EST

In response to the enormous outpouring of grief and shock at the Classy Lane tragedy, by the entire equine community and beyond, a Light Vigil has been planned for Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m in front of Classy Lane Training Centre.

This quiet, respectful gathering will provide an opportunity to honour and remember the 43 horses that perished so tragically and extend support to the owners, trainers and grooms whose lives have been so terribly affected.

In consideration of the nature of this tragedy and for safety sake, there will be NO FLAME of any kind at this gathering. Please bring flashlights and/or battery-operated candles. You are also invited to bring cards, flowers, letters and/or poems if you feel so inclined.

For those without something to illuminate, 180 electronic candles have been donated by Ideal Training Centre and Alec at Giant Tiger in Acton.

This is a free, respectful gathering. Donations will NOT be requested or accepted at this peaceful vigil so please do not hand over cash to anyone claiming to be fundraising. To make a donation, please visit to the GoFundMe page set up by COSA.

Washroom facilities will not be provided so please plan accordingly. There will be no food or beverages provided or for sale.

For the safety and respect of those attending, neighbours, and vehicles driving through the area, please follow the instructions of the OPP officers that will be present and any traffic/parking attendants. Carpooling is suggested if possible.