Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Facebook Photo Tribute to Sask Accident Victims Draws Worldwide Response

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Facebook Photo Tribute to Sask Accident Victims Draws Worldwide Response

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Big response to photo tribute to Sask family

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SASKATOON - A Saskatchewan woman who invited people to send photographs of sunsets to pay tribute to a family of four who died in a car crash this year is staggered by the response.

Andrea Lawrence came up with the idea of a tribute to Jordan Van De Vorst, his wife and two young children because the Saskatoon man was an avid photographer who posted his images online.

She was inspired by a Facebook post Van De Vorst made before his death about having as many people as possible take a picture of a sunset.

Lawrence turned to Facebook and local media, inviting people to take pictures of sunsets over the weekend.

She says people who knew Van De Vorst helped spread the word and there was a snowball effect. She says she expected a few dozen responses but ended up with nearly 500, including submissions from Germany, the Netherlands and Barbados. …

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