Local News: R.I.P. - CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF KEEGAN 'SPECKZ' ALLEN
My heart, prayers and deepest sympathy goes out to my friend Carol Allen and her family for the lost of her beloved pride & joy..........her only son Keegan Allen.
Keegan SPECKZ Allen, a loving and positive 18 year old was shot in the head early Sunday morning while attending an all-ages Dance Competition at the Hungarian House Cultural Centre on St. Clair Ave. West. He quickly slipped away late yesterday afternoon when he was removed from life support.
Carol is my Events Sista, as we're often being referred to being like CityTV and "being everywhere"! Many of you know Carol through her weekly Event Listing, Hosting and involvement at numerous community and entertainment events. She's a good spirited and extremely energetic and passionate force of life that is well-known and loved by all who meet her. For those of you who know Carol, you know that this is only the beginning.
If there's anyone who can and will turn this tragedy around and create something positive and powerful from it, it's Carol Allen. Her main focus right now is to concentrate on the youth that have been left behind and provide with guidance, leadership, and goals for the future. She wants them to build self-esteem and respect for self and others but more important stress to them that she does not want them to seek revenge. The violence
needs to stop!
This and many tragedies like it were NOT SUPPOSE TO HAPPEN!! The competition was a non-alcoholic event attended by over 600 people consisting of youth along with parents and their extended family. It's time we get control and stop all of these senseless acts of violence within not just our community but ALL communities in the city. It doesn't really matter where you are anymore! We used to tell young people to avoid certain
neighbourhoods or events, now it doesn't even matter. It's happening anywhere, to anyone, at any time of the day.
Yesterday was a long, surreal day at the hospital watching and talking to groups of young people coming to pay their respects and trying to accept the reality of the situation. I had barely walk in my door late last night and took off my shoes to hear yet another story
about a shooting up at Driftwood. When is this all going to STOP? Many of you are angry and frustrated due all these ridiculous and unnecessary violent acts and would like to help
out in some way. Carol and a small group of people have a number of projects in the works including setting up a Foundation and an account to make donations. Please be patient and we'll pass on any info regarding ways that you can honour Carol's wishes such as the event listed below. Carol and her partners will be hosting their regular monthly Mix 'N Mingle event this Friday as a memorial to her son. Here are the detailsâ€¦
FRI OCT 12
E.L.I.T.E AFTER WORK SOCIAL
'Celebrating the Life of Keegan SPECKZ Allen'
Carol Allen, Juliet Francis & Dionne Warren, the ladies of Platinum Star Entertainment invite you to join them to celebrate the life of Carol's son Keegan Allen who recently passed away. They welcome people of all ages to come and remember Keegan through song, dance, and spoken word.
Peridot Resto Lounge
81 Bloor St. E.
(Just E of Yonge & Bloor, on S side of Bloor)
Time: 4 pm - 11 pm
NOTE: Space is limited
There is underground parking available across the street at the Marriott Hotel.
If anyone is interested in performing at the event or would like more details, pls
email Darleen at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, you can send msgs to Carol thru her Facebook profile, emails and/or
check out the following groups on Facebook.....
- Stay Strong Speckz
- RIP Speckz aka Keegan
- R.I.P KEEGAN 'SPECKZ' ALLEN
- Speckz is Gone but Never Forgotten
- R.I.P Speckz
This is an extremely difficult time for Carol and her family as they're in the process of making arrangements ASAP. Once all the details have been finalized we'll be circulating the info to all of you. Pls keep Carol, her family and all the other families who are out there dealing with the loss of a loved one due to senseless acts of violence!
WHATZ HAPPNG EVENT LISTING
Note: Darleen Hendrickson
WHATZ HAPPNG EVENT LISTING
Posted on Friday, October 12 @ 18:19:22 MST by bspringer
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