by Dave Preston
Fireworks will be set off in Peachland early next month to mark the solemn anniversary of a murder one year ago.
Ashlee Hyatt was just 16-years-old when she died on June 2, 2010. She was at a house party on San Clemente Avenue.
Little can be published about the events of that day due to a court ordered publication ban, but it is known that Ashlee’s accused murdered is a 16-year-old female from West Kelowna.
On June 2 of this year, Charrie Hyatt, along with friends and family, will be in Peachland to remember Ashlee and her young life lost.
“There will be 25 fireworks set off in memory of Ashlee for her one year Angelversary,” said Charrie Hyatt.
Working with Peachland Fire and Rescue Service, Hyatt received permission to set off fireworks on the one year anniversary of her daughter’s death.
“The apparently have flowers in them and I want her to get those in heaven,” said Hyatt.
The fireworks display will only last about five minutes, but Hyatt said, “I know it will be beautiful. I just wanted to celebrate her.”
Hyatt said the fireworks will be set off near the Swim Bay Dock shortly after 10 p.m.
Hyatt will be at Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary School on June 7 to award The Ashlee Hyatt Memorial Bursary. The bursary amount for this year’s inaugural presentation will be $2,000, according to Hyatt, because Ashlee would have graduated this year.