In the morning of Friday, December 7, 2018 a passerby near Meadows Park found the body of 14-year-old Clarkson Secondary School student Riley Driver-Martin. Peel Police are investigating his death as a homicide and have arrested two individuals in connection with his death.

This tragic event has stunned and saddened the community.

A community memorial in memory of the victim has been planned for Monday, December 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Clarkson Community Centre. Members of the community wishing to express their sadness and support for the family are asked to meet at the grassy area in front of the Clarkson Community Centre along Truscott Drive. The community is encouraged to gather with friends, leave notes, light candles, bring flowers or wear/bring the colour blue.

We ask that members of the community use the Clarkson Community Centre for the memorial instead of areas around Meadow Park as per the wishes of the Riley Driver-Martin family. We understand there may be some confusion that this memorial would be at Meadow Park, but due to the fact that was the location of the incident and also due the proximity to Riley Driver-Martin’s home, the memorial is definitely at the Clarkson Community Centre at 2475 Truscott Drive in Mississauga. We also ask that community members not organize around the victim’s home so his family be given the chance to grieve privately, knowing the community is there for them.

There has been a tremendous outpouring of support, love and well wishes from the community and although many people those wanting to try to help Riley Driver-Martin’s family financially may contribute to the GoFundMe campaign set up by the family, it is our understanding that the family wishes that all fundraising through GoFundMe and other accounts stop. There may be opportunities in the future to help his family but we ask the community to respect their wishes at this time.

UPDATED (December 10, 2018 at 9:20 p.m.): The information about the GoFundMe campaign has been updated as there are a number of campaigns set up, but the one set up by the family is the proper one. The Park Royal Community Association did not link to the GoFundMe until knowing which was the proper campaign.

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