Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Mayor Brain to co-host December forum on "Rupert's Babies"

The Lester Centre will be the venue for a forum on
the story of the Rupert Babies, Mayor Brain and one of the
three Rupert Babies Janet Keall will be co-hosts of the
December 9th event

The residents of Prince Rupert will be asked to lend a hand to the search for more birth information for a trio of adults who are now known as Rupert's Babies, with Mayor Lee Brain offering the use of the Lester Centre for a December forum to share more background on their story.

The interest in the history of the three has become a bit of a detective story for the area, as the group which recently discovered through DNA testing that they were related look to explore their personal history further.

The story so far has traced the background of the three babies who were abandoned in the city over a 39 month period from February of 1976 to May of May of 1979.  Since the summer months when the three half siblings first connected they have seen a whirlwind of activity, turning to the community to help find out more about their biological parents.

Over the weekend the Mayor posted an item to his Facebook page to provide some details for city residents regarding his plans to co-host a forum at the Lester Centre on Friday, December 9th, sharing the stage with Janet Keall, one of the Rupert Babies,  to provide more background to her and her half-sibling's quest for more information.

The Free event of December will start at 7 PM, with the doors to the Lester Centre opening at 6 PM.

Janet, Kathie and Kevin are on a search for more information about
their birth parents dating back to the 1970's. Prince Rupert residents
will learn more about their story at a free public forum set for December.

There is a website dedicated towards that search which you can review here. You can also mark your RSVP to the December event or share information through the home page of the website.

In addition to that information portal Janet Keall has been providing constant updates with a Facebook page created for the search and through a twitter feed created for the quest.

As readers of the blog might have discovered over the last six months or so, we've been tracking the growing number of locally produced stories related to the quest of the three "Rupert Babies" through our Community Notes archive feature.

However with the interest continuing to increase and the story gaining wider attention, we've created a more dedicated archive page to follow developments as they continue to come in.

You can now find both local stories and those from the national media available for review here.

As events move forward towards the December gathering we will update that archive as more information is made available.

You can find a permanent link to the feature in our Extra Edition column as part of our listings on the right hand side of the blog.

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