Church bells rang out across Canada today as a tribute to the 22 lives lost in last weekend’s deadly shooting rampage in Nova Scotia.
The United Church of Canada invited churches across the nation to ring their bells in a “loving tribute” 22 times at 2 p.m. PDT on Friday, April 24.
Here in Chilliwack, about a dozen people gathered at Carman United Church on Vedder Road. A prayer was read by Barb Beairsto, followed by the chiming of the church’s bell by Carl Beairsto, and then a moment of silence.
A total of 23 died as a result of the attack (April 18 and 19), including the shooter, 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman.