Acadia alumni united in grief and support

#AcadiaU alumni here at home and around the world have been united in an outpouring of condolence and support for all those affected by the tragic events in Nova Scotia on April 18-19, 2020. For the Acadia community the loss in the line of duty of RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson, a member of the Class of 1993, was especially painful. Plans to honour Heidi’s memory at Acadia will be announced shortly.

There are many messages of goodwill and remembrance being shared among members of our alumni community and we offer here today a snapshot that we hope is representative.

A bouquet of flowers from Heidi Stevenson’s former classmates and fellow Campus Patrol members (photo by Chad Schrader) that is sitting in #AcadiaU’s Safety and Security office.

From Edmonton, AB, a photo by Cameron McGregor of alumna Jean Lawson (’64), who holds candles as a sign of mourning and commemoration for all of the victims of these senseless acts of violence.

Acadia’s Manning Chapel Choir joined forces online to offer a ‘virtual hug’ by singing “I Love You/What a Wonderful World.” You can watch their moving performance here.

The victims, their families and all touched by this tragedy are in our thoughts and prayers. We are honoured and proud to stand with them in their sorrow, and remain #NSStrong.

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