2018 brought both success and sadness to the town of Riverview.
Rebecca Schofield will be forever remembered as the Riverview teen who spread kindness around the world.
Deputy Mayor Tammy Rampersaud says February of 2018 was a sad month when they lost Becca, after her battle with cancer, but the impact she made will last a lifetime.
The teen will be honoured each year in September on a designated day that bears her name.
But Deputy Mayor Tammy Rampersaud says losing Becca was difficult, but she admires the positive message left behind, “I’m choosing to look at it the best way possible. Every single day, I still have conversations with people I know and don’t know about Becca and the impact she is making. Seeing the positives every day, people embrace her message and are really living their life through her.”
Becca wanted the world to be kind to each other.
Her #Beccatoldmeto, sparked a movement, that saw people performing random acts of kindness.
Fundraising is currently underway to replace the wooden park located behind Frank L. Bowser Elementary School in Riverview. The future structure will be known as The Rebecca Schofield All World Super Play Park.
Rampersaud says this is just one example of how Becca touched so many lives.
“Her legacy is so strong. The impact, that she has made will last a lifetime, and then some,” Rampersaud says.