A B.C. teen whose death sparked a worldwide debate on bullying will have her birthday celebrated Sunday with a memorial service that will also collect toys for needy families this Christmas.
Amanda Todd, whose birthday would have been Friday, will be celebrated at the Red Robinson Show Theatre in Coquitlam, B.C. from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.. Seating is limited. CBC News is livestreaming the celebration.
Anyone who wishes to attend is asked to sign up online and bring an unwrapped toy that will be donated to the SHARE Family & Community Services Society for Christmas.
Todd committed suicide at the age of 15 after posting a YouTube video detailing years of bullying and harassment online and at school.
The memorial comes just days after Todd's mother Carol was denied from attending the ERASE Bullying Summit, which B.C. Premier Christy Clark put together to look at solutions for bullying in schools.
A staffer from B.C.'s Ministry of Education told her that her presence might upset some young people in attendance.
Carol later advised parents that they need to get "savvy" about their kids' Internet activities, telling CBC News that they should have "open discussions" with their children.
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A Facebook post from <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151108737498527&set=pb.245559443526.-2207520000.1349995284&type=1&theater">G Force Gym - Home of the Vancouver All Stars</a>: "Today we feel the loss of our former VAS family member Amanda... I ask that we all watch her video and share her story so that her loss is not in vain. Allow this to be her legacy... Allow us all to look around & find the next Amanda before another precious spunky teenager is lost. We have a responsibility today... Is there a kid in your school that made a mistake and is being shunned? Your challenge is to be a LEADER ... Be the Game Changers you are and sit with them today... reach out... smile... let them know that they are NOT alone in this harsh world. It's always EASY to do the EASY thing; we teach you to NOT do what is easy and instead, do what is right!! You will be surprised, how many people will follow YOU when you stick up for what is Right and honorable AND, forgiving those that have made mistakes in their YOUTH is the RIGHT thing to do!! Please share Amands's Story... SHARE IT & LIVE IT!"