Many in southern Saskatchewan have heard of the tragic passing of Abbie Speir, who was murdered in Yellow Grass. Some locals have come together to create a memorial day to raise funds for Abbie's children.
"This day is all about Abbie and we really tried to capture her amazing spirit and the way she liked to have fun and live life to the fullest so this is all about celebrating the way that Abbie lived," said Jennifer Wilkinson, one of the event organizers.
All proceeds will be donated to the trust fund for Abbie's children. Donations can also be made 'Abbie's Family Trust' at TCU Finacial in Saskatoon or Regina or online by e-transfer.
A memorial fundraiser for Abbie Speir will be on Saturday, June 10 in the town. The day will commence with a slo-pitch baseball tournament at the Yellow Grass Ball Diamonds at 9 a.m. and will run for most of the day. There will be a canteen, beer gardens and cash prizes at the tournament. As well there will be a slip and slide, bike rodeo and other activities for the children. There is a $200 entry fee for the tournament and three women are required. Contact Alana Mercer at 306-861-2504 to register.
After the tournament at 3 p.m. there will be a tree planting memorial at Allen Park on Souris Street in Yellow Grass. All are welcome to come and pay their respects to Abbie.
Following the park memorial there will be a supper and cabaret at the Yellow Grass Wheatland Communiplex. They will be serving roast beef for supper. There will also be a live band, cash bar and silent auction of Abbie's favourite items. The cost of entry is $25 for those aged 10 and older, $10 for children six to nine and free for those five and under. Cocktails are at 5 p.m., supper is at 6 with the cabaret to follow. Tickets are available at Yellow Grass Hoff Insurance or by contacting Wilkinson at 306-861-8021.
They will also be selling purple ribbons to promote domestic violence awareness. You can purchase them at Yellow Grass Hoff Insurance, the Communiplex Cafe in Yellow Grass, Tatagwa View in Weyburn or at the fundraiser on June 10.