Healing and hope as community unites for Cassius Turvey Memorial unveiling

Published on: Friday, November 10, 2023

A poignant memorial to Cassius Turvey was unveiled at Weeip Park on Halloween – Cassius’ favourite day of the year. 

Cassius’ life was tragically cut short in October 2022, triggering an outpouring of emotion that spread across Australia and beyond. 

One year later, we partnered with the Turvey family to unveil a tribute in the heart of Midland to a young boy who has had a big impact on our lives. 

The event was opened by the talented young dancers from Binar Futures, who performed a dance they created in honour of Cassius. 

Hundreds of people attended the unveiling, including WA Police Commissioner Col Blanch, Fremantle Dockers star Michael Walters, politicians and Council Members. 

But the guests of honour were the friends and relatives of Cassius. 

Some of his friends from Swan View Senior High School had created art for the event, including on a sheet that covered the memorial. 

After an emotional speech from his mother, Mechelle, two of his schoolmates helped unveil the memorial. 

The memorial features 15 qualities that Cassius he embodied during his 15 years. 

His loved ones then released 15 butterflies to mark the occasion. 

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