2 months Hundreds gather for memorial service for Christchurch victims CH -Local
The sound of kids playing and soccer balls thumping off the walls of indoor sports fields were a stark contrast to a more sombre atmosphere just steps away. About 400 people were gathered in the gymnasium basement of Calgary’s northeast Genesis Centre for a special memorial service, called Fateha, to pray for the victims, and their families, of the Christchurch shooting in New Zealand that took 49 lives. Hundreds of pairs of shoes lined the perimeter of the gym, where prayer mats were placed on the floor. “We read some verses from the Quran and then we supplicate to our mighty ... more