Vigil held for McIvor 0
A vigil for Roberta McIvor was held in Sandy Bay on Monday.
A vigil was held, Monday, to remember Roberta McIvor of Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation.
The event took place at the Sandy Bay Complex on the first nation, where guests walked to the site where McIvor’s body was found. Afterwards there were guest speakers, display tables, and refreshments for the participants.
McIvor’s mother Cindy Rubio said she was disappointed in the turn out of the vigil and would have liked to see more people from the community attend.
“I feel that my late daughter’s honour was not respected. But I would like to give thanks to those whom loved and honored her,” said Rubio on her Facebook. “I myself was not satisfied because I felt as though we do need those questions and answers for the whole community. Thanks to my new found friends I can keep my head held high.”
McIvor’s body was found on the first nation on July 30 last year.
Two teenage girls from Sandy Bay, aged 15 and 17, were later arrested. They are currently facing charges of manslaughter in the Court of Queen’s Bench.
The two youth will next appear in court on the morning of Aug. 16.