Justice For Luka

Hello Everyone,

It has been a very difficult year without our beloved Luka. We miss him every day.

In his honor, we want to share this video with the public to generate community awareness regarding the weaknesses in the Youth Criminal Justice Act. We hope that more people will continue to support us in our fight for tougher laws not only in Luka's case, but for so many other victims affected by similar circumstances.

Please watch and share our video.

Thank you.

Thank you to House Hippo Media for helping us create this video.

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Luka's Whistler Memorial - A Call for Change

Following speeches from friends and family members of slain 19-year-old Burnaby resident Luka Gordic and touching songs sung by Frankie Cena, 19 white balloons were released into the air, one for every year that Gordic lived. Those in attendance all wore black t-shirts emblazoned with the date “5/17/15” on the back, the date the teenager was killed on Main Street in the Village. Four people have been charged with manslaughter in his death, including three 17-year-olds and 18-year-old Arvin Golic.   

The vigil was held on the same day that Gordic and his family were going to take part in Tough Mudder under the team name “Family Matters.” On Saturday, his family did so under the new banner, #JusticeforLuka.

“Luka was the heart of our family and it pains us that we aren’t able to compete with him,” said Gordic’s sister, Danica. “We want people to be aware of the flaws in our justice system, not only so Luka may receive justice, but also so no family should endure the pain that we are going through. It is not right and something needs to change.”

-Whistler Question 

Friends and family gather at the site where Luka Gordic was murdered on May 17th 2015.


Gordic family devastated over bail verdict in Luka's murder

Arvin Golic, 18, who was charged with the manslaughter of Luka Gordic, 19, was granted bail on Monday morning by a judge in North Vancouver provincial court.

Gordic was walking with friends around Whistler village when he became separated in the early hours of May 17, after going into 7-11 to buy chips. As he left the convenience store, police say he was swarmed by up to 10 teenagers, and stabbed multiple times.

-CBC News

CBC News June 16


REMINDER June 20th at 4pm: Whistler vigil for our beloved Luka

"Family of Luka Gordic to hold Whistler vigil. Event will take place in Rebagliati Park on Saturday at 4 pm as part of #JusticeForLuka campaign."

We kindly ask that guests arrive an hour prior to the ceremony as we wish to hand out #JusticeForLuka t-shirts and wristbands. We thank you for your continued support during this very difficult time. 

Click to view Whistler Question article.

Luka Gordic Memorial - Whistler BC

Memorial June 20th, 2015 4pm at Rebagliati Park Whistler, BC

Saturday June 20th at 4:00pm there will be a memorial held for Luka Gordic at Rebagliati Park in Whistler, BC. Please come join us in his honour as we continue to bring awareness to the community.

We will be offering #JusticeForLuka t-shirt and/or bracelet, so we kindly ask that people arrive prior to the 4:00pm start time of the memorial.

Aava Whistler Hotel has kindly offered a 20% discount on accomodations from their best available rate for friends and supporters on an individual call-in basis. Please click the link to find out more www.aavawhistlerhotel.com and contact 1-800-663-5644 to book a room.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

#JusticeForLuka Tough Mudder Challenge, Whistler BC

The Gordic siblings will be competing in the upcoming Tough Mudder challenge on Saturday June 20 in Whistler, BC.  Originally registered with Luka on the team under the name "Family Matters," they have decided to still compete under the name "#JusticeForLuka" in honour of their little brother. If anyone would like to join their team please follow the link to register. 

Following the Tough Mudder event an official memorial for Luka will be held in Whistler, with the exact time and location to be announced shortly. 

Luka Gordic's accused killer Arvin Golic appears in court in North Vancouver

Arvin Golic — the man charged with manslaughter in the stabbing death of 19-year-old Luka Gordic in Whistler, B.C. — will remain in custody after a decision over whether to grant bail was delayed until later in June.

The family of the victim — who was killed on the Victoria Day long weekend — was in court for Golic's bail hearing on Thursday in North Vancouver, along with dozens of supporters.

Parents of Luka Gordic, 19-year old killed in Whistler, push for tougher laws

Luka Gordic's parents say they're living a nightmare in the loss of their youngest son — a "beautiful kid" with an "army of friends" who wasstabbed in the heart in Whistler, B.C., 10 days ago.

The 19-year-old from Burnaby, B.C., was on what was supposed to be a fun long weekend trip.

He was walking around Whistler village with friends, but became separated from them in the early hours of May 17 when he went into a 7-11 to buy a bag of chips.

As he left the convenience store, he was swarmed by up to 10 teenagers, and stabbed multiple times, said police. Three 17-year olds and one 18-year old, Arvin Golic, have been charged with manslaughter.

Hundreds attend Spanish Banks candlelight vigil for Luka Gordic

A candlelight vigil was held at Spanish Banks on Sunday evening to remember Luka Gordic, the victim of a fatal stabbing during the May long weekend in Whistler.

Clara Gordic, Luka’s mother, spoke to hundreds who gathered.

“I’m sure Luka’s looking down on us feeling so proud and happy. My heart aches terribly to think we will never see or touch him again. The pain we feel is indescribable.”

Gianni Buono’s uncle added, “We stand together this beautiful night to create awareness and change we’ll use the inspiration from Luka to make our world a better place.”

Candlelight vigil held to remember teen stabbed in Whistler

A candlelight vigil was held at Spanish Banks to remember Luka Gordic, the victim of a fatal stabbing last weekend in Whistler.

Clara Gordic, Luka’s mother, spoke to hundreds who gathered.

“I’m sure Luka’s looking down on us feeling so proud and happy. My heart aches terribly to think we will never see or touch him again. The pain we feel is indescribable.”

Two of the teens charged in Luka Gordic’s death released on bail

Two of the teenagers charged with manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Luka Gordic were released on bail with conditions today.

They were both released on a $5,000 cash deposit and must live with their parents. In addition, they must report to bail supervisor, and stay at home between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Luka Gordic, Whistler stabbing victim, identified by family

Family members have identified the man killed in Whistler this weekend as 19-year-old Luka Gordic from Burnaby, B.C.

The young man was found with multiple stab wounds shortly after midnight Sunday morning in Whistler village, according to RCMP. He was taken to a local clinic, but died of his injuries.

Police have not yet released the name of the victim, but Gordic's cousin and aunt confirmed his death.