Hallelujah! Deepest thanks and gratitude to Atlas reader and Fire Chief, Town of Pelham, Scott McLeod, a wonderful man who contacted one of his Municipal Councilors regarding an Aqsa memorial. Councilor Sharon Cook presented a motion to offer an area in the Pelham Peace Park for a suitable Memorial. Sharon Cook, you are a righteous woman!
Yesterday Scott wrote,
Scott has been working on this for months. There are indeed wonderful souls in this bizarre world we are living in. None of this would be possible without the Atlas readers who contributed and others who worked on scouting locations, Gerry Vincent, Norman Traversy, and, of course, Robert Spencer who joined me in this effort to honor this lovely, young honor killing victim.
The link to this map will show the relationship between Mississauga and Hamilton. It is not far at all, maybe 45 minutes at the most. Visit www.randmcnally.com for maps, driving directions, and road trip planning.
March 4, 2009 07:19 AM - A memorial is being erected in a Niagara area park to honour the life of Aqsa Parvez, an Applewood Heights Secondary School student who was strangled to death inside her family's Mississauga home.
The Town of Pelham will install a bench and plant a tree at Peace Park to honour immigrants who are caught between cultures "and are challenged to conform to both." Pelham councillor Sharon Cook said the bench and tree will honour Parvez.
On Dec. 10, 2007, Parvez, 16, was rushed from her family's Longhorn Trail home to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She died later that night. An autopsy revealed she was strangled to death, police said.
The high-profile case garnered international attention. Friends of the slain teen said she feared for her life and had been threatened by family members in the weeks prior to her death, over a religious dispute.
Parvez's father, Muhammad Parvez, 57, and her brother, Waqas Parvez, 27, are each charged with first-degree murder in her death.
The case remains before the courts. The preliminary hearing for the accused resumed this week.
Scott will be sending us photos and I promise to keep you apprised ever step of the way.
Previously related sturm and drang at Atlas : Just Aqsa