Lynden Skateway fundraiser honors hockey mom killed outside B.C. rink


LYNDEN - Friends of Julie Paskall, a British Columbia woman who was attacked outside a hockey rink in December, are holding a fundraiser skate in her honor.

Paskall was waiting for her son outside a hockey rink in Surrey when she was beaten in an unprovoked attack during a suspected robbery attempt, according to CTV News. She died in January. Surrey RCMP reportedly arrested a suspect in the killing Friday, May 23, according to The Province newspaper.

Stan Nicol and Marta Nerdahl, friends of Paskall, are coordinating the fundraiser and memorial Stardust Reunion Skate.

The skate will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Lynden Skateway, 421 Judson St.

All the proceeds from the fundraiser except admission will go to Women Against Violence Against Women. A silent auction and poster sale will be part of the event.

"We hope that, by raising money, this will never happen to anybody else," Nerdahl said.

Lynden Skateway admission is $7.50.

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