CBC News Posted: Jul 17, 2014 9:24 PM CT Last Updated: Jul 18, 2014 7:13 PM CT
Dozens of people lit candles in Winnipeg to remember the 298 people who were on board a Malaysia Airlines plane when it was reportedly shot down near the Ukraine-Russia border.
About 40 people, including members of the local Ukrainian-Canadian community, laid about 300 candles on the front steps of the Manitoba legislature on Thursday evening.
“What I heard I couldn’t believe [at] first, I couldn’t believe,” said Maryna Prystaiko.
Organizers said they took to social media to spread the word about the Winnipeg event after seeing photographs of other vigils taking place around the world.