Around a dozen people gathered around the fire pit on the Wintershines Festival grounds Monday night to remember the six men killed in the Quebec City mosque shooting.
Festival Director and Organizer Shad Ali said over the weekend a citizenship ceremony was held for 20 new Canadians at Wintershines.
As they sang O’Canada Ali said they made a promise.
“We didn’t say we would stand on guard for them because of a certain colour, or creed, or heritage, or gender or sexual orientation,” he said. “We would stand on guard no matter what.”
The gathering is the first of several events planned to honour the shooting victims.
Later Monday night a prayer was held at the Islamic Association of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.
On Tuesday evening a solidarity vigil is planned at Saskatoon City Hall at 6 p.m.