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Memorial service planned for bullied teen

Young people light candles in memory of Amanda Todd during a gathering at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge last week.  - Colleen Flanagan/The News
Young people light candles in memory of Amanda Todd during a gathering at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge last week.
— image credit: Colleen Flanagan/The News

A memorial service will be held Nov. 17 for bullied teen Amanda Todd in Port Coquitlam.

Todd took her own life last week after posting a video to Youtube in September detailing the harassment she suffered from an online predator and school bullies, which led to drug and alcohol abuse, as well as self harm.

The video has gone viral in the week since Todd's death, having been viewed close to 20 million times.

Todd grew up in Maple Ridge before moving to Port Coquitlam last year.

She would have celebrated her 16th birthday on Nov. 16.

The memorial service will be held at Citadel Middle School.

A trust fund has been established by Todd's family to support youth mental health, cyber-bullying education and a scholarship fund for students with learning disabilities (with a focus on singingĀ  and or/technology). Donations can be made to any RBC Canada under the name of Amanda Michelle Todd Trust Fund.

High school students from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows held an informal vigil for Todd at Maple Ridge's Memorial Peace Park on Monday, Oct. 15. A similar service is being held in Coquitlam this afternoon (Friday, Oct. 19) at Lafarge Lake Park.

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