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Vigils around world set to celebrate Amanda Todd, condemn bullying

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SURREY, B.C. – People in more than 40 cities around the world are expected to light candles tonight in remembrance of bullying victim Amanda Todd.

A Facebook page has been set up listing memorials for the 15-year-old Port Coquitlam, B.C., girl who took her own life last week.

One of the largest gatherings is set to take place at Holland Park in Surrey, B.C., and attendees are being asked to wear pink.

Other events are scheduled in provinces from B.C. to Quebec, as well as several U.S. states and cities in Denmark and India.

The Toronto District School Board also asked its 250,000 students and 40,000 staff members to pause for one minute of silence today at 11 a.m. local time.

Todd committed suicide on Oct. 10 after enduring years of Internet sexual exploitation and bullying by her peers.

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